Study title and authors:
Stimulatory influence of soy protein isolate on breast secretion in pre- and postmenopausal women.
N L Petrakis, S Barnes, E B King, J Lowenstein, J Wiencke, M M Lee, R Miike, M Kirk and L Coward
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco 94143-0560, USA.
This study can be accessed at: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/5/10/785.abstract
The study examined the effects of soy on normal pre- and postmenopausal women over a 12 month period. No soy was administered in months 1-3 and 10-12. Between months 4-9 the women ingested daily 38 g of soy protein isolate containing 38 mg of genistein.
The study found:
(a) Compared with nipple aspirate fluid volumes obtained in months 1-3, a 2-6-fold increase in nipple aspirate fluid volume ensued during months 4-9 in all premenopausal women. A slight increase occurred in postmenopausal women.
(b) Abnormal growth of mammary epithelial cells were detected in 29% of the women during the months they were consuming soy protein isolate.
(c) Compared with concentrations found in months 1-3 (no soy), estradiol concentrations were elevated during the months of soy consumption.
To conclude: Soy consumption increases the risk factors for breast cancer.
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Bacon wrapped Asparagus with Cilantro Flavored Mayonnaise
|Food Mall: Bacon|
•2 tbsp + 1 tsp lime juice;
•1 tbsp + 2 tsp fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped;
•1/4 cup lard or other cooking fat, melted;
•Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;
1.Preheat your oven to 450 F.
2.Wrap each bacon slice around a bundle made with 3 asparagus stalks and secure with toothpicks if needed.
3.Place on a rimmed baking sheet and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4.Place in the oven to cook for about 20 minutes.
5.In the mean time, prepare the mayonnaise by combining the cilantro and lime juice with the mayonnaise and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
6.Remove the bacon wrapped asparagus from the oven and serve with the flavored mayonnaise.
|Bacon wrapped Asparagus|