Soy protects breasts

Bosom Buddy in a Bean

Do soybeans help sideline breast cancer? One clue is that in Asia, where women get regular helpings of soy foods, the risk of breast cancer is lower than in the U.S. Now we have another indication that soy protects breasts.

In a study of almost 1,600 Asian-American women in California and Hawaii, those eating tofu (soybean curd) once a week had almost 1/3 less chance of getting breast cancer compared with those eating tofu only once a month (Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, November 1996).

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