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Soy and breast cancer: an update

Michael Greger MD | August 29, 2011 | Health

Read More: breast cancer, estrogen, phytoestrogens, puberty, soy, soya milk, soymilk

We've known that regular soy consumption appears to both prevent breast cancer—the number one cancer killer of young women—and prolong survival in women battling the dreaded disease, but we haven't understood why. Soybeans naturally contain weakly estrogenic compounds called phytoestrogens......