Should You Have That Second Serving Of Soy?

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EmaxHealth Health News

By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com

The debate over whether it is safe for women with breast cancer to eat soy products has been a long and often heated one, yet no definitive conclusions have been reached. Now a new discovery suggests the secret may be related to when women with breast cancer first begin eating soy.

For soy, timing may be everything

Soybeans and soy foods are recognized as low-fat, cholesterol-free, high-protein food choices. However, the estrogen-like compound in soy called genistein is a topic of concern when it comes to the risk of hormone-driven cancers, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

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