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Today, we added Soy to our Herb Guide. It looks at traditional uses as an herbal remedy, side-effects, research and resources.

 

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Soy and Prostate Health

by Dr. Leo Galland

Soy and Prostate Health

 

High intake of soy foods among men is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer according to research studies. In laboratory experiments components of soy called isoflavones have shown the potential to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells.

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Soy Supplement Lowers Risk of Bone Loss

by Dr. Leo Galland

Soy Supplement Lowers Risk of Bone Loss

 

A research study just published in the American Journal of  Clinical Nutrition found that women taking 120 milligrams per day of soy isoflavones as a dietary supplement lost less bone density at the hip over a three year period than did women receiving placebo. The researchers describe the effect as “modest”. The study was done by the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center at Iowa State University

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