Study Finds Soy Safe

Despite previous research, a new study suggests that consuming soy is safe for breast cancer survivors.

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New research shows that female breast cancer survivors in China with a higher intake of soy food had a lower risk of cancer recurrence and death. Scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee examined the association between soy isoflavone intake and breast cancer recurrence and survival by looking at data from more than 5,000 female breast cancer survivors from 2002 to 2009. Patients with the highest intake of soy protein had a 32 percent lower risk of breast cancer recurrence. The health benefits of soy have been questioned over the years, with previous research suggesting that breast cancer survivors should avoid soy foods.