Breast Cancer studies.
Among the most convincing epidemiological studies on the benefit, not harm, of soy is a study of 5,042 breast cancer survivors by researchers from Vanderbilt University.
Over a four-year period, the researches documented and correlated the amount of soy these women consumed with recurrence of and death from breast cancer. If there were any potential for soy to be truly harmful, it would appear in this population of women.
Instead, what was found was that women with the highest level of soy intake had a reduction in their risk of cancer recurrence by 32 percent, while their risk of mortality was reduced by 29 percent. This beneficial association with soy was seen regardless of whether the women had estrogen-receptor-positive or negative breast cancer.
In conclusion, my medical advice to you, whether you’re a woman or a man, is to fuel up on soy! It’s another healthful plant-based food.