Soy and cancer

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Soy and cancer

  1. 1. Diet and CancerSOY FOODS and Cancer Why should I be concerned about cancer? Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US. It kills 1 out of every 4 Americans each year. How is diet related to cancer? Diet may be linked to as much as one-third of all cancer cases in the US. Recent research has shown that components of plant foods called phytochemicals may decrease cancer risk. What are phytochemicals? “Phyto” comes from the Greek word for plant. FAST FACTS... Phytochemicals are natural parts of plants that may Soy protein is the only plant protein that decrease the risk of chronic diseases like cancer. is nearly equivalent in quality to animal protein. How do soy foods decrease cancer risk? Soy contains phytochemicals called isoflavones. In addition to tofu and other traditional Isoflavones may decrease the risk of breast, prostate, soy foods, soy can now be found in many and colon cancers. dairy and meat alternatives. Soy foods that contain at least 6.25 grams of soy protein per serving can carry aSoy Food in YOUR diet... health claim about reduced risk of heart disease.Include a soy food in your diet at least once per week. Soymilk sales grew from 100 million in Soy Foods Soy Protein 1995 to 500 million in 2000. (g/serving*) Tempeh, 4 oz. 16 Soy protein bar, 1 each 14 Soybeans, cooked/canned, 13 1/2 cup Roasted soynuts, 1/4 cup 12 Soy burger, 1 each 10 Prepared by J. Lynne Brown, Ph.D., R. D. Firm tofu, 3 oz. 8.5 Associate Professor Food Science Plain soymilk, 8 oz. 8 Layout and Design by Dave Varley Soft or silken tofu, 3 oz. 6 c The Pennsylvania State University 2004 Vanilla soymilk, 8 oz. 6 College of Agricultural Sciences *Average grams per serving of soy food Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension

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