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Epidemiologic Studies of Isoflavones & Mammographic Density
AbstractIsoflavones, phytoestrogens in soy beans with estrogen-like properties, have been examined for their cancer protective effects. Mammographic density is a strong predictor of breast cancer. This review summarizes studies that have examined the association between isoflavones and breast density. Observational investigations in Hawaii and Singapore suggest slightly lower breast density among women of Asian descent with regular soy intake, but two larger studies from Japan and Singapore did not observe a protective effect. The findings from seven randomized trials with primarily Caucasian women indicate that soy or isoflavones do not modify mammographic density. Soy foods and isoflavone supplements within a nutritional range do not appear to modify breast cancer risk as assessed by mammographic density.
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Maskarinec, G.; Verheus, M.; A. Tice, J. Epidemiologic Studies of Isoflavones & Mammographic Density. Nutrients 2010, 2, 35-48.View more citation formats
Maskarinec G, Verheus M, A. Tice J. Epidemiologic Studies of Isoflavones & Mammographic Density. Nutrients. 2010; 2(1):35-48.Chicago/Turabian Style
Maskarinec, Gertraud; Verheus, Martijn; A. Tice, Jeffrey. 2010. "Epidemiologic Studies of Isoflavones & Mammographic Density." Nutrients 2, no. 1: 35-48.