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Soy and Breast Cancer – be cautious when eating soy

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by wayne

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has made the following statements regarding soy and breast cancer:

The debate arises over a component in soy called isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. For years, researchers have speculated about the safety of plant estrogens in women at risk for, or with a history of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer.

A recent study revealed that soy protein supplements may affect genes in a way that is not good for women with breast cancer.

Interestingly, they say for men with prostate cancer, the isoflavones in soy may be beneficial,.

The Mayo Clinic says:

Soy should be used cautiously in people with hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast, ovarian, or uterine cancer, or hormone-sensitive conditions such as endometriosis.

So bottom line, why take a risk. Stay away as much as possible and eat chia to get your fiber and protein.

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