Good news! For the longest time, people have falsely believed that women with a history of breast cancer in their families or that were at risk for any other factor can now relax and enoy their soy if they want. Studies have proven that they can go back to enjoying their healthy and vegan food as they wish.
The reason behind this is quite simple. Previous studies have found that a natural compound found in soybeans called soy isoflavones have a similar effect to estroegen, but at a much weaker level. These same studies stated that this is a cause of breast cancer by promoting the growth of breast cancer cells. However, this compund being much weaker than actual estrogen, it isn't enough to do any harm at all.
To make matters even more interesting, soy isoflavones have been found to reduce risks of breast cancer reocurrence. This compound, once thought to interfere with the drug normally used to reduce the chances of reoccurence, actually works along with the drug.
Please note that this study was not conducted on soy isoflavone supplements, and that the 10,000 people in the study group were from China and the US, and were followed for a period of 8 years. All were breast cancer survivors.
On another note, soy products of all kinds are now celebrating their acceptance in the FDA as a product that can be used to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by keeping cholesterol levels down, and they even have the right to flaunt it on the product labels. That, along with the fact that the American Heart Association is encouraging soy consumption to help reduce heart disease, are significant proof that society is moving towards a healthier, leaner style of diet. Who is breathing a sigh of relief along with me? **siiiiiiiighhhhhhhh**.
Now, for the fun part. I came across this absolutely adorable video and just HAD to share it with you. Take a look (but please don't forget to be patient and wait until the publicity is over): click here.