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Soy reduces cancer risk

By February 18, 2013

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My colleague Dr. Lynne, who is About.com's resident lung cancer expert sent me a message to share some good news that she recently learned. Several studies have solidy proven that soy foods reduced lung cancer risk in non-smoking women. Yes, that's right: our good friend the soy bean once again proves to be a nutrition powerhouse. I won't use the word "miracle", but...

Lynne says that 20% of women who develop lung cancer have never smoked a single cigarette, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. The good news? I'll let Lynne fill you in on the details:

Soy intake and lung cancer risk in women

As if I needed another excuse to make my favorite chocolate peanut butter tofu pie.

Here's a few more ways to incorporate a healthy dose of soy into your diet:

  • Edamame hummus
  • Black soybean dip
  • Black soybean burgers
  • Tempeh and bean chili

    Pictured: Edamame, fresh green soy beans

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  • Comments

    February 23, 2013 at 1:38 am
    (1) elleallardice says:

    Yur comments on soy are misleading. There aRe some types of cancer which must avoid soy. I had one of them. ESTROGEN TYPE! Please make sure you are not ,misleading People and research your facts before publishing.

    February 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    (2) vegetarian says:

    My comments on soy are absolutely NOT misleading. Read the second sentence, the link text, and, that’s not to mention, the actual article the link leads to.

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