The connection between cancer and soy foods has been controversial and complicated. The more studies made on this topic, the more complicated it became. Some studies showed that women who eat more soy foods are less likely to suffer from breast cancer or to experience recurrence.
The studies that showed this connection between soy and breast cancer also showed that soy can have protective qualities. The problem is that there are some studies that show soy-based foods can interfere with the drugs administrated for cancer. Another group of studies shows that the estrogen found in soy can fuel breast cancer.
No matter how you see it and what you believe, there is surely a connection between breast cancer and soy foods. In order to see which of these studies were right, a new research tried to find out the truth. This new research was conducted by Dr. Fang Fang Zhang. She wanted to find out if soy foods cure breast cancer, fuel it, or interfere with the drugs.
Her research showed that none of the previous researches were 100% true. The study showed that soy foods are not as dangerous for women who suffer from breast cancer. The researchers who conducted this study observed that women who suffered from cancer and eat more soy did not have a higher risk of dying from breast cancer when compared to women who eat less.
The findings also showed that women who suffer from a certain type of breast cancer can even feel better and have a higher chance of surviving if they eat soy foods. The leader of the study mentioned that their findings are not enough. They also said that more tests need to be done before these foods can be recommended for women with breast cancer.
Another important thing about soy foods is the quantity. Due to the fact that there are not a lot of studies to demonstrate the benefits of soy on breast cancer, the quantity that should be recommended is unknown. We’ll just have to wait and see what the other tests show.
What is your opinion about this connection? Do you think that soy foods are good for breast cancer?
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