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August 2001 Issue

Soy: A Conundrum When It Comes to Breast Cancer Risk

Q. Please help clear up the confusion. Do soy foods prevent or promote breast cancer? Iíve heard both. A. The effect soy foods have on breast cancer risk is hotly debated right now, because the evidence points in opposite directions simultaneously. A clear answer is not likely any time soon. In the meantime, though some experts urge caution, itís probably safeómaybe even beneficialófor most women to consume soy foods at least a few times a week. Soy foods are a primary source

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