Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Childhood Soy cuts risk of breast cancer

Researches conducted at the United States' National Cancer Institute and University of Hawaii has found that Increasing One's intake of soy-based product reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer.

Beside this, it has a good low-fat protein source and is a delicious meat equivalent food for all veggie lovers. This has also increases the calcium intake of the day though it has lesser calcium compared to milk.

Based on the news available at American Association for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigators has found that consuming soy during childhood, adolescence and adult life were each associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, but that the strongest and most consistent effect was seen for childhood intake.

They found that women who ate the most soy-based foods (such as tofu, miso, natto) during ages 5-11 reduced their risk of developing breast cancer by 58 percent, compared to women who ate the least amount. The corresponding reductions for adolescent and adult intake were about 25 percent.

"Childhood soy intake was significantly associated with reduced breast cancer risk in our study, suggesting that the timing of soy intake may be especially critical," said the study's lead investigator, Larissa Korde, M.D., MPH, a staff clinician at the NCI's Clinical Genetics Branch, in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. Korde worked in collaboration with epidemiologists at the University of Hawaii, the Northern California Cancer Center, and the University of Southern California.

They Also found that a prospective study of fish, n-3 fatty acid intake reduces colorectal cancer risk in men well.

So, take more of Soy products like Tofo, Soya Milk, Soya Sprout, taupok, taukwa, foopei, meal maker and enjoy the good health benefits from it. If you are a vegetarian I may not be able to suggest you for fish intake...

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