Soy and health

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 18 July 2008



(2008), "Soy and health", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 38 No. 4.



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Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Soy and health

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 4.

The 5th International Conference soy and health was aimed at those with nutrition or dietetic background, food research and development and marketing staff, clinical researchers, government representatives, as well as senior executives from soy food, food ingredient and supplement business.

Clinical evidence-based presentations focusing primarily on human study results obtained with soy or soy components will be followed by dietetic applications directed presentations showing ways of introducing soy as part of a healthy diet. Soy and health 2008 offered a unique opportunity to meet with the leading world experts on soy and health. Topics included:

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    Cardiovascular disease risk reduction: the role of soy protein and isoflavones.

  2. 2.

    Safety of isoflavones as phytoestrogens and effect of soy isoflavone intake on testosterone levels.

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    Soy and the prevention of breast and prostate cancer impact of soy in the diet for diabetic and obese patients.

  4. 4.

    How to advise patients to consume soy-rich diets?

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