Thumbs up for Soy
May 31, 2004
Newswire) -- Another study uncovers more evidence that soy plays
a part in cancer prevention. The latest research focuses on women
and the risk of endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer is cancer
affecting the lining of the uterus.
Since soy has been
found to be beneficial for breast cancer and prostate cancer,
researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., conducted
a study to determine if soy is beneficial for endometrial cancer.
The study included
Chinese women in Shanghai. Researchers interviewed 832 women who
were diagnosed with endometrial cancer and 846 healthy women.
The amount of soy intake over five years was measured as well
as current body measurements.
Researchers found regular
consumption of soy foods is associated with a reduced risk of
endometrial cancer, particularly among overweight women. Soy foods
are a rich source of isoflavones and also may contain high amounts
Researchers say the
rates of endometrial cancer vary widely in different countries.
Asian women have a lower rate of the cancer than their Western
counterparts. They say diet, including the intake of soy, may
play an important role in this difference.
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do not prefer the taste of soy products.
was reported by Ivanhoe.com, who offers Medical Alerts by e-mail
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