Podcast Episode 148: Soy Research Update: Cancer, Allergies & Protein – Mark Messina

Apr 27, 2020

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Health Benefits & Common Misconceptions of Soy and Soyfoods

Soybean oil provides about 7% of total caloric intake of Americans, and over 40% of both of the essential fatty acids.”

An internationally recognized soy expert helps separate fact from fiction and explain the evidence-based health benefits of soy and soyfoods.

About 70% of children who are allergic to soy will outgrow their soy allergy by age 10.”

Tune in to this episode to learn about:

  • The connection between soy and breast cancer.
  • Soyfoods and men’s health.
  • The prevalence of soy allergies.
  • The bioavailability of nutrients in soy.
  • Whether or not soy protein impacts heart health.

..the population studies have shown that women who consume greater amounts of soy after diagnosis of breast cancer actually fare better..”

Mark Messina, PhD, MS

Dr. Mark MessinaDr. Mark Messina is an internationally recognized soy expert, Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute, President of Nutrition Matters, Inc. and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. For the past 30 years, Dr. Messina has devoted his time to the study of the health effects of soyfoods and soybean isoflavones.  He writes extensively on these subjects, having published more than 100 articles and book chapters for health professionals.  Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board and writes a regular column for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 250,000 health professionals.  Dr. Messina has organized 10 international conferences on soyfoods and has given over 650 presentations to health professionals and has presented in 54 countries.  He has co-authored three books along with his wife, Virginia Messina, MPH, RD.


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