Is breast cancer patients should eat soy? The scientists concluded that soy foods do not increase the risk of cancer to recur or cause death of patients with breast cancer, a study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in Nashville, USA.

"So far there have been concerns about the safety of soy foods for women with breast cancer," said Ou Shu, VICC professor, quoted by Fox News. "Soy isoflavones are known to contain many binding estrogen receptors in cells and has effects like estrogen and antiestrogenik."

The study reviewed the diet of 9515 breast cancer patients, including processed products such as tofu, soy milk, cooked soybeans, miso soup, and soy sprouts.

Women who consume soy foods, or consume 83 milligrams of isoflavones per day, has a 27 percent reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence.

Shu added, the results of this study should not be generalized to soy supplements because the products may have different content.

Women can get the amount of isoflavones from soy are simply by drinking a cup of soy milk.


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