Study title and authors:
Effects of Tomato- and Soy-rich diets on the IGF-1 Hormonal Network: A Crossover Study of Postmenopausal Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer.
McLaughlin JM, Olivo-Marston SE, Vitolins M, Bittoni M, Reeves KW, Degraffinreid CR, Schwartz SJ, Clinton SK, Paskett ED.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21430071
The study found that:
(a) The tomato-rich diet had little effect on IGF-1 and SHBG levels.
(b) The soy diet led to a significant rise in IGF-1 levels.
(c) The soy diet led to a significant decrease in SHBG levels.
To conclude: The results of this study show that soy consumption increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
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Broiled Cod with Ginger
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• 1 t grated gingerroot or 1/2 t (2 mL) ground ginger
• 1 1/2 t olive oil
• 1/4 t paprika
Coat a shallow roasting pan with nonstick olive oil. Place cod in pan and sprinkle both sides with pepper and ginger root. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with paprika. Broil until fish flakes easily with fork, 6-8 minutes.