May 2002 Issue
How Soy Fares In Fight Against Cancer, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis
(See Page 2 for related piece on soy.) In the past, most Americans found tofu about as appetizing as, say, cardboard. Although traditional soy foods like tofu and miso are still not popular in the U.S., many new soy-based products are selling well, largely because of the perceived health benefits of soybeans. In fact, one-third of Americans now eat soy foods, spending more than $2.6 billion a year, mostly on soymilk, soy burgers, soy dogs and other highly processed
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