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Various doses of soy isoflavones do not modify mammographic density in postmenopausal women

By Maskarinec et al. J. Nutr. 139: 98, 1-986, 2009 High mammographic densities confer a higher risk to develop breast cancer. Several studies have indicated that dietary and hormonal factors may modify breast density. Discussion exists sometimes if soy isoflavones may protect against breast cancer as a result of their antiestrogenic activity or could be […]

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Soy isoflavone supplementation elevates erythrocyte superoxide dismutase, but not plasma ceruloplasmin in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

By DiSilvestro RA, Goodman J., Dy E., LaValle G. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 89 (2005): 251-255. Soy isoflavones have been given considerable attention in regard to breast cancer, both for prevention and for increasing risk. Soy isoflavone antioxidant effects may help prevent breast cancer re-occurrence, but isoflavone estrogen-like actions may increase breast cancer risk. […]

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Estrogenic activity of glycitein, a soy isoflavone

Tong T. Song, S. Hendrich and P.A. Murphy, J.Agric. Food Chem., 47,1607-1610, 1999. In most soy foods, genistein and daidzein account for about 80 – 90% of total isoflavones. In soy germ, the major isoflavones present are daidzein (45-60%) and glycitein (35-45%). In studies, the estrogenic activities of genistein and daidzein were reported to be […]

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Evaluation, in vivo on human subjects, of the anti-aging effect of SoyLife EXTRA versus placebo

Frutarom, by Dermscan Laboratoires, France, 2000. Skin aging occurs under intrinsic and extrinsic influences, such as changes in estrogen production and exposure to free radicals. During and after menopause, falling estrogen levels cause a decrease in general skin tone, wrinkles and sagging. Aging skin tissue typically stiffens and loses elasticity. SoyLife was incorporated in a […]

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Protective effects of SoyLife against protein glycation

Frutarom, by Dermscan Laboratoires, France, July 2000. Skin ageing occurs under intrinsic and extrinsic influences, such as changes in estrogen production and exposure to free radicals. During and after menopause, falling estrogen levels cause a decrease in general skin tone, wrinkles and sagging. Ageing skin tissue typically stiffens and loses elasticity. The responsible process for […]

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Soy isoflavones have a favorable effect on bone loss in Chinese postmenopausal women with lower bone mass: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial

  By Chen YM, Ho SC, et al, Hong Kong, J. of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 88 (2003): 4740-4747 & Menopause 11 (2004), 246-254.; Chen YM, Ho SC, et al, Hong Kong, Beneficial effect of soy isoflavones on bone mineral content was modified by years since menopause, body weight, and calcium intake: a double-blind, randomized, […]

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Consumer test to evaluate the efficacy of SoyLife isoflavones on reducing hot flashes felt by menopausal women

Frutarom, by Aster Céphac, France, June 2000 A number of studies suggest that the combination of soy isoflavones with natural vitamin E from soy may have a beneficial effect on the reduction of hot flashes. To test this, a study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of SoyLife EXTRA in the reduction of hot […]

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Soy isoflavones for the relief of climacteric symptoms in women with breast cancer or in whom estrogen replacement therapy is not recommended

By Giorgio Secreto et al, Maturitas 47 (2004): 11-20 HRT may be contraindicated or not advisable in postmenopausal women who have or had breast cancer, women with a family history for breast cancer, or women who stopped HRT after 5 years of treatment. Soy isoflavones may be a natural alternative for them. Verifying the efficacy […]

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