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Soya has only been a common part of the Western diet for around 60 years. Soy products include soy milk, soy burgers and soy-based meat replacements, tofu tempeh, miso and soya sauce.
Soya contains a high content of isoflavones that have estrogenic properties. It means they act like estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, and bind to estrogen receptors in the body.
There is a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer among women in Asian countries who are known for their high soya intake (compared to American women). Also, there is a 21% reduction in mort...
It’s difficult to isolate soya’s benefits conclusively:
Isoflavone can act either like estrogen in the body, or it's opposite.
Isoflavone in soya either binds to the alpha estrogen receptor in the body, which stimulates a tumor's growth rate, or ...
Some research has found that the benefits that soya provides are mostly determined by a woman's ability to produce equol, a bacteria that around 30% - 50% of adults produce in their intestines afte...
Soya doesn't affect testosterone levels in men. A review of evidence found that regular soya food intake was associated with an almost 30% reduction in the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Soya’s benefits depend on the type of soya we eat. The isoflavone content is higher in unprocessed soybeans, compared to processed soya foods.
Women should be safe to consume soya foods...
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