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Can somebody give me authentic information about whether soya protein is good for you or does it cause cancer in women?

Asked by asha vishwanath, 18 Jun '07 03:16 pm
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It contains high quantities of various toxic chemicals, which cannot be fully destroyed even by the long cooking process. These are: phytates, which block the body's uptake of minerals; enzyme inhibitors, which hinder protein digestion; and haemaggluttin, which causes red blood cells to clump together and inhibits oxygen take-up and growth. Most controversially of all, soya contains high levels of the phytoestrogens (also known as isoflavones) genistein and daidzein, which mimic and sometimes block the hormone oestrogen.
Surely, the Japanese eat huge quantities of soya, and as a result have low rates of breast, uterus, colon and prostate cancers?
That's the big myth on which the idea of 'healthy' soya is built. In fact, the Japanese don't eat that much soya: a 1998 study showed that a Japanese man typically eats about 8g (2 tsp) a day, nothing like the 220g (8oz) that a Westerner could put away by eating a big chunk of tofu and two glasses of soya milk. Secondly, although Japanese ...more
Answered by L KINI, 18 Jun '07 03:24 pm

 
  
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It cannot cause cancer, it is used so widely
there is some confusion and misinformation
Answered by anil garg, 18 Jul '09 10:04 pm

 
  
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Protient do play a role in the growth of cells. But there is no conclusive study as yet to proove soya protien causes cancer in women. However it is always better not to get carried away by articles in newspaper and magazines on health food. As for cancer even many of the leading oncologist can not tell you with 100% surity as to which form of protien will cause cancer.
Answered by Shyam, 18 Jun '07 03:24 pm

 
  
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Even I have recently read that soya can cause cancer for women. But there are so many benefits of soya and I am sure it can be consumed in moderation as the cause of cancer has not yet been confirmed officially. No one knows what causes cancer. If we know we could take precautions.
Answered by raghavendra y, 18 Jun '07 03:20 pm

 
  
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I don't think it cause it cancer actually i am not sure about that . but it protect from heart problems i am sure about it
Answered by Gaurav, 18 Jun '07 03:17 pm

 
  
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