Soy Far, Soy Good
Today’s comic is partly in reference to an article I read in the October issue of Best Health Magazine.
They discuss the latest and largest study to date, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggesting that eating soy is actually linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence. Very cool, especially considering that until recently a natural compound found in soybeans (soy isoflavones), which does have a weak estrogen-like effect, had been thought to promote the growth of breast cancer cells.
They do stress that this study was done based on dietary soy and that there have been no studies done on whether the effect is the same from soy isoflavone supplements.
Good news for meatless Monday!