In addition to flavor our food, soy may also help in the battle against two types of cancer: the breast and the prostate. To detect the two studies were reported by British newspaper the Daily Mail. The first ‘was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Chicago Northwestern. The results ‘showed that one pill a day of’ genistein ‘, the main isoflavone found in soy, and’ able to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer.
Although the study involved a small sample of 38 men, scientists believe that these results could lead to the first non-toxic treatment that prevents the movement of cancer cells.
“The first step – said Raymond Bergan, who led the study – and ‘was to see if the drug has the desired effect on the cells and the prostate, and the answer’ it was ‘. If this drug can’ effectively prevent prostate cancer can spread throughout the body, such therapy could theoretically have the same effect on the cells of other types of cancer. “
The second study ‘pro-soy’ and ‘was conducted by the University’ of Buffalo (New York) and involved nearly 1,300 women. The results’ showed that soy isoflavones may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers have found that women who consumed more ‘isoflavones have a 30 percent chance’ to be less affected by invasive breast cancer and 60 per cent chance ‘in less than developing cancer’ low degree ‘.
To arrive at these conclusions, the scientists compared the data of 683 women with breast cancer with 611 healthy women. “We have definitely seen – said Anne Weaver, who led the study – a reduction (risk) that deserves further investigation.”