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Soy Protein Diet Could Prevent Breast Cancer

On Tuesday (4-16), British scientists announced that a bioactive substance found in soy protein could block estrogen from causing breast cancer. Isoflavonoids may work like the popular breast cancer drug Tomoxifen, indicating that women eating a diet high in soy proteins could reduce their risk of breast cancer. Announcing the findings in remarks for a meeting of the Biochemical Society at Liverpool University, Dr. Helen Wiseman of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College in London said studies were being done to enhance the anti-cancer properties of soy proteins.

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Reuters - April 16, 1996