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David Evans

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Phytoestrogens in soy increase breast cancer risk

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Endocrinology Vol. 103, No. 5 1860-1867 and a recipe for bacon, chicken and avacado salad.

Study title and authors:
Phytoestrogen Interaction with Estrogen Receptors in Human Breast Cancer Cells
The Hidden Dangers of Soy
Institut J. Paoli-I. Calmettes, (P. M. M.), 13273 Marseille, France
the Department of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center (K. B. K, W. L. McG.) San Antonio, Texas 78284
Department of Food Science, The University of Wisconsin (D. S. R.) Madison, Wisconsin 53706

This paper can be accessed at:

Phytoestrogens (as isoflavones) are found in high concentration in soy bean and soy bean products (eg. tofu).

The study found that phytoestrogens can markedly enhance tumor cell proliferation in breast cancer cells.

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Recipe of the day

Bacon, Chicken and Avocado Salad

■1/4 pound bacon, or 4-5 slices, cut into 1/2 inch bits
■8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 2 inch pieces, seasoned with salt and pepper - Glatt Kosher Chicken Thighs (8 Pack)
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■1 avocado – peeled, pitted and cut into 1-inch chunks
■1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
■1/4 cup chopped red onion
■1/2 cup chopped walnut

In a pan over medium heat, cook the bacon “bits” until crisp.

Remove and set aside, but save the bacon grease in the pan. Next, add the chopped and seasoned chicken thighs to the pan and sauté in the bacon grease. Cook the chicken and turn so that every side is browned.

Allow it to simmer over low heat while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Toss the chopped romaine, avocado, chicken and bacon together. Top with red onion and walnuts.