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Originally published July 6 2004

The soy scare is just plain wrong: research shows that soy estrogens do not increase breast cancer risk

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

Soy products are some of the healthiest you can consume: soy milk, tofu, soy flour and soybeans are all loaded with flavonoids and other phytonutrients that support health and prevent disease. (Heck, soy milk even helps prevent male baldness...)

Some folks are trying to rain on the soy parade by suggesting that the estrogen found in soybeans causes an increased risk of cancer, especially breast cancer. But new research shows this fear to be unfounded. In animals experiments, monkeys who ate massive doses of soy for three years straight actually showed a decrease in breast cancer cues, not an increase.

The research clearly suggests that soy consumption is actually good for preventing breast cancer, and that fears about the estrogen in soy products are simply unfounded.


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