Friday, August 29, 2008

fyi . . .

a diet rich in soy may lower your daughter's risk of breast cancer by 50%

New research shows that genistein, a chemical found in soy products, may help prevent breast cancer tumors from forming, says study author Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Ph.D., a professor of oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. "All girls between the ages of 5 and 18 may see a benefit-especially those whoe haven't yet gone through puberty." To protect your daugther, encourage her to add 4 to 20 mg of soy protein to her daily diet, which is about 2 to 8 ounces of tofu or 1 to 2 cups of soy milk.

(taken right out of the sept. 08 issue of family circle magazine)

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