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#1 Old 03-10-2017, 06:56 AM
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For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost



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Women with breast cancer sometimes get confusing messages about soy-based foods, including soy milk, edamame and tofu.

On one hand, studies have suggested that the estrogen-like compounds in soy — called isoflavones — may inhibit the development or recurrence of breast cancer.

On the other hand, there's been concern that consuming soy-based foods can interfere with the effectiveness of breast cancer drugs such as tamoxifen.

A new study helps to resolve this question. "Our finding would suggest that soy food consumption does not have a harmful effect," says Fang Fang Zhang, a cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University.

And for some breast cancer survivors, soy seems beneficial. The study tied higher soy consumption to a longer life after breast cancer, especially for women with hormone receptor negative breast cancers — which tend to be aggressive, and don't respond to hormone therapy.

"We found a 21 percent reduction in all-cause mortality among women with the highest dietary intake [of soy], compared to those with the lowest intake," Zhang told us.
Read the rest here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/...rs-study-finds

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#2 Old 03-10-2017, 06:35 PM
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The soy products industry really needs to promote these positive findings. So many people still believe that soy foods increase breast cancer risk.

The American Cancer Society generally agrees with the Tufts University study. The American Cancer Society states that peer-reviewed studies consistently show that soy foods either (1) reduce breast cancer risk or (2) have no effect on breast cancer risk: http://blogs.cancer.org/expertvoices...t-cancer-risk/
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My grandmother died of breast cancer, so my mom stopped using aluminum deodorants and started drinking soy milk in her 40s (as well as not wearing bras at home). My mom is 60 now and no cancer, so apparently these things help a lot in people genetically predisposed to breast cancer.

I wish I could say my mom is veg*n. I have tried and she eats more vegetarian meals but flatly refuses to quit fish.

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Another thing we all should be doing is including turmeric and black pepper together in our diets every day. I discovered that there are hundreds of studies about how that combination kills cancer stem cells before they turn into active cancer. India for example uses lots of turmeric in their curries and they have the lowest cancer rates in the world.
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