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2011-04-01 16:28:05

Soy isoflavones block cancer cells' DNA repair mechanisms while protecting normal tissue A component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to kill lung cancer cells, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official monthly journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. "To improve radiotherapy for lung cancer cells, we are studying the potential of natural non-toxic components of soybeans, called soy isoflavones,...

2011-02-02 07:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Nutritional Products today announced a new study published in the international peer-reviewed journal, Maturitas, that offers new hope for women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats.(1) The data shows that geniVida®, a non-soy, non-hormonal genistein dietary ingredient and the active ingredient in DSM's i-cool(TM), is a safe and effective non-drug option for the management of hot flashes and night sweats in...

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2010-12-29 07:58:21

Studies suggest that soy supplements taken regularly by menopausal women don't put them at a higher risk for breast cancer or any other health issues. The soybean (Glycine max) belongs to the legume family, whose members include peas, beans, and peanuts, as well as clovers and alders. Legumes feature phytonutrients that lend some unique benefits to women in menopause. The soybean in especially rich in isoflavones, the most widely studied class of phytonutrients. Of the three main types of...

2010-11-09 19:55:18

Increased phytoestrogens commonly found in dietary soy may modify the risk of some types of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Nov. 7-10, 2010. "This study was unique in that we looked at specific subtypes of breast cancer, and found a suggestion that menopausal status may play a role in risk," said Anne Weaver, a graduate student at the University at Buffalo and research apprentice at Roswell Park...

2010-11-08 19:42:05

Experimental soy-based drug shows benefits in men with localized prostate cancer Northwestern Medicine researchers at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University have found that a new, nontoxic drug made from a chemical in soy could prevent the movement of cancer cells from the prostate to the rest of the body. These findings will be presented at the Ninth Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference....

2010-10-20 08:20:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Big joy for soy!  New research finds that high amounts of the wholesome combination of protein, isoflavones and fiber that make up soy lower the risk of cancer recurrence in post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers.  Soy has already been investigated for benefit in terms of cardiovascular disease, weight loss, arthritis, brain function, as well as exercise performance enhancement. Soy isoflavones are comparable to estrogen in...

2010-07-09 08:03:00

Experts examine emerging science on health benefits of S-equol NORTHRIDGE, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The findings of a scientific conference examining the growing body of research and potential health benefits of S-equol were published this month in the Journal of Nutrition. Manuscripts based on presentations made at the conference, which was organized by the Life Sciences Research Office (LSRO), reveal data that S-equol is a safe, natural and effective solution to...

2010-04-19 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 101st Annual Meeting 2010 that shows when genistein, a component of soy, is paired with the FDA-approved drug oxaliplatin, pancreatic cancer cells become more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) The title of the poster presentation is, "Genistein...

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2009-12-09 12:40:00

Experts have found that women in China who had breast cancer and a higher intake of soy food had an associated lower risk of death and breast cancer recurrence. Xiao Ou Shu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues examined the association between soy isoflavone intake with breast cancer recurrence and survival. They found that soy foods are rich in isoflavones, a major group of phytoestrogens that have been hypothesized to reduce the risk of breast cancer. However, the...

2009-09-02 23:45:00

Dietary supplements claiming to help postmenopausal women with bone health may not be doing what they say, according to new research from Purdue University. "We found that some plant-derived isoflavones have a modest effect on suppressing bone loss during post-menopause, but more concerning is many dietary supplements that claim to have the power of estrogen do not," said Connie Weaver, distinguished professor of foods and nutrition. "It's buyer beware. Some of the supplements in our study...


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