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  • 12/13/2009

Soy could save breast cancer survivors

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Eating moderate amounts of soy products can help lower the risk of death or recurrence in breast cancer survivors, a new study finds.

According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a moderate to high intake of soy food is associated with a 29 percent lower risk of dying in breast cancer survivors.

The diet can also reduce the breast cancer recurrence rate by 32 percent in these women, the study showed.

Taking 11 grams of the compound per day is reported to be associated with the highest decrease in death and breast cancer recurrence, indicating that higher amounts do not provide the consumer with additional benefits.

Previous studies had revealed controversial results regarding the efficacy of adopting a soy-rich diet in breast cancer sufferers.

While the studies suggested that soy isoflavones, a major plant-derived phytoestrogens found in soy-rich foods may interact with tamoxifen — a drug commonly used to prevent breast cancer, the new research confirms the efficacy of the soy-rich diet in both users and nonusers of tamoxifen.

‘Patients with breast cancer can be assured that enjoying a soy latte or indulging in Pad Thai with tofu causes no harm and, when consumed in plentiful amounts, may reduce risk of disease recurrence,’ scientists concluded.

Source: presstv.ir

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