Soy Appears Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors

Moderate intake of soy foods by breast cancer survivors appears to be not only safe but beneficial, according to a new study.Women who had a higher soy intake had a lower mortality and lower risk of relapse [than women with a low intake],” says researcher Xiao Ou Shu, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.Previous research has yielded conflicting findings, with some studies finding that soy foods reduce breast cancer risk but others finding that genistein, an estrogen-like compound known as an isoflavone in soy, helps breast cancer cells grow in the lab and promotes tumor growth in animals.

via Soy Appears Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors.

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