August 2009 Issue

Does Soy Stimulate Breast Cancer? Get the Latest Facts

The soy-breast cancer controversy is hot, but it’s nothing new—the relationship has been debated for almost 20 years. A workshop sponsored by the National Cancer Institute in 1990 concluded that soybeans contain cancer-preventive properties, and should be the subject of research. This sparked a global interest in the humble soybean, with over 9,000 papers published on the topic, 20 percent covering cancer investigation.

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