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2009-04-09 06:59:42

Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to soy as a way to make traditional canine cancer therapy more effective, less stressful for the dog and less costly for the owners.Dr. Steven Suter, assistant professor of oncology, and NC State colleagues studied genistein - a molecule found in soy that has been shown to be toxic to a wide variety of cancer cells in humans - to determine whether it would also inhibit the growth of canine lymphoma cells.The researchers found that a...

2008-10-12 15:00:06

When a Women's Health Initiative study revealed that estrogen therapy increased the risk of breast cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, many women stopped taking their hormones and started looking for alternative treatments for bone loss. One alternative therapy is genistein, the plant hormone found primarily in soy foods. Previous studies have suggested that soy hormones, also known as isoflavones, might help prevent bone loss, but data have conflicted. A study from Italy published in...

2008-10-06 09:00:10

Bone loss commonly occurs as we age, especially for women. Until recently, women were routinely prescribed estrogen after menopause to prevent bone loss and fractures. When a Women's Health Initiative study revealed that estrogen therapy increased the risk of breast cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, many women stopped taking their hormones and started looking for alternative treatments for bone loss. One alternative therapy is genistein, the plant hormone found primarily in soy...

2008-10-02 12:03:43

By Drs. Kay Judge; Maxine Barish-Wreden McClatchy Newspapers Bone loss commonly occurs as we age, especially for women. Until recently, women were routinely prescribed estrogen after menopause to prevent bone loss and fractures. When a Women's Health Initiative study revealed that estrogen therapy increased the risk of breast cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, many women stopped taking their hormones and started looking for alternative treatments for bone loss. One...

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2008-04-09 11:00:00

But to be useful, the way soy works needs to be better understood, says researcherEvidence is growing from animal and human studies that genistein, a potent chemical found in soy, protects against development of breast cancer - but only if consumed during puberty, says a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher in the British Journal of Cancer published online today. The challenge now, she says, is for scientists to understand precisely why soy appears to provide a shield against the...

2008-03-21 03:00:16

By Adhami, Vaqar M Syed, Deeba N; Khan, Naghma; Afaq, Farrukh ABSTRACT While solar light is indispensable for sustenance of life, excessive exposure can cause several skin-related disorders. The UV part of solar radiation, in particular, is linked to disorders ranging from mild inflammatory effects of the skin to as serious as causing several different types of cancers. Changes in lifestyle together with depletion in the atmospheric ozone layer during the last few decades have led to an...

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2008-03-14 12:06:47

PHILADELPHIA "“ A compound found in soybeans almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Researchers say that the amount of the chemical, an antioxidant known as genistein, used in the experiments was no higher than what a human would eat in a soybean-rich diet. Investigators from Northwestern University found that genistein...

2007-06-27 09:00:22

Fosteum™ (capsules), the first prescription product designed to safely address the underlying disease processes of osteopenia (OPe) and osteoporosis (OP), is now available nationwide from Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In clinical studies, Fosteum's genistein has consistently demonstrated significant improvements in bone mineral density (BMD), with 85 percent of patients studied experiencing an increase in BMD compared to a control group taking calcium plus vitamin D. "Fosteum's...

2007-01-05 06:16:05

By Ji, Zhao-Ning; Zhao, W Y; Liao, G R; Choi, R C; Et al Abstract Aim. To study the estrogenic activity of formononetin in vitro. Methods. We have established a highly sensitive bioassay system by placing estrogen-responsive elements upstream of the luciferase reporter gene, and used this assay to determine the estrogenic activity of formononetin. Cell growth was measured by the MTT (3- (4,5-dimethylthioazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay and MG-63 cell function was...

2006-06-22 10:34:56

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A specific estrogen-like compound, daidzein, appears to be responsible for the healthy effects of soy on cholesterol levels in women, a new study shows. Women with high levels of daidzein in their blood had lower levels of triglycerides, higher levels of HDL-C or "good" cholesterol, and healthier ratios of total to good cholesterol levels, Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and colleagues found. The researchers note in...


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