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Episode 5: Components of the Scientific Method

Episode 2 in a series teaching how to look up and properly evaluate scientific data.

Episode 4: Soy

What about soy? Is this a food to be afraid of?  Studies cited in this episode:

  1. Kuiper, G. & Gustafsson, J.A. 1997. The novel estrogen receptor-beta subtype: potential role in the cell- and promoter-specific actions of estrogens and anti-estrogens.  FEBS Letter, 410(1), 87-90.
  2. Mueller, S., Simon, S., Chae, K., Metzler, M. 2004. Phytoestrogens and their human metabolites show distinct agonistic and antagonistic properties on estrogen receptor alpha and ERbeta in human cells. Toxicology Science, 80(1), 530-531.
  3. Grady, D. 1995. Hormone replacement therapy and endometrial cancer risk: a meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 85(2), 304-313.
  4. N. J. Ollberding, U. Lim, L. R. Wilkens, V. W. Setiawan, Y. B. Shvetsov, B. E. Henderson, L. N. Kolonel, M. T. Goodman. 2012. Legume, soy, tofu, and isoflavone intake and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women in the multiethnic cohort study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 104(1), 67-76.
  5. Myung, S.K., Ju., W., Choi, H.J., & Kim, S.C. 2009. Soy intake and risk of endocrine-reated gynaecological cancer: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 116(13), 1697-1705.
  6. Wei, P., Liu, M., Chen, Y., & Chen, D.C. 2012. Systematic review of soy isoflavone supplements on osteoporosis in women. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 5(3), 243-248.
  7. Jacobsen, B.K., Knutsen, S.F., & Fraser, G.E. 1998. Does high soy milk intake reduce prostate cancer incidence? The Adventist Health study (United States). Cancer Causes and Control, 9(6), 553-557.
  8. Fukutake, M., Takahashi, M., Ishida, K., Kawamura, H., Sugimura, T., & Wakabayashi, K. 1996. Quantification of genistein and genistin in soy beans and soybean products. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 34(5), 457-61.
  9. Ching-Yi, H., Ross C. Santoli, S., Haslam, Z., & Helferich, W.G. 1998. Estrogenic effects of genistein on the growth of estrogen receptor-positive human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Research, 58(17) 3833-3838.
  10. Blum A., Lang, N., Peleg, A., Vigder, F., Israeli, P., Gumanovsky, M., Lupovitz, S., Elgazi, A., & Ben-Ame, M. 2003. Effects of oral soy protein on markers of inflammation in postmenopausal women with mild hypercholesterolemia. American Heart Journal, 145(2)2,
  11. Azadbakht, L., Kimiagar, M., Mehrabi, Y., Esmailzadeh, A., Hu, F.B., & Willett, W.C. 2007. Soy consumption, markers of inflammation, and endothelial function. Diabetes Care, 30(4).
  12. Nasca, M.M., Zhou, J.R., & Welty, F.K. 2008. Effects of soy nuts on adhesion molecules and markers of inflammation in hypertensive and normotensive postmenopausal women. The American Journal of Cardiology, 102(1).
  13. Switalska, M., Grynkiewicz, G., Strzadala, L., & Wietrzyk, J. 2013. Novel genistein derivatives induce cell death and cell cycle arrest through different mechanisms. Nutrition and Cancer, 65, (6), 874-884
  14. Messina, M. & Barnes, S. 1991. The role of soy products in reducing risk of cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 83(8).
  15. Barnes, S., Grubbs, C., Setchell, K.D., & Carlson, J. 1990. Soybeans inhibit mammary tumors in modesl of breast cancer, Mutagens and Carcinogents in the Diet. Progressive Clinical Biological Research, 347, 239-253
  16. Sewo, A., Poh, W.T., Eng, P., Wang, Y.T., Tan, W.C., Chia, K.S., Yu, M.C., & Lee, H.P. 2002. Diet, reproductive factors and lung cancer risk among Chinese women in Singapore: Evidence for a protective effect of soy in nonsmokers. International Journal of Cancer, 97, (3), 365-371.
  17. Wu, A.H., Koh, W.P., Wang, R., Lee, H.P., & Yu, M.C. 2008. Soy intake and breast cancer risk in Singapore Chinese Health Study. British Journal of Cancer, 99, 196-200

Episode 3: Ways of Learning

The first episode in a series teaching how to look up and review the scientific data on a subject of interest to you. 

Episode 2: Pediatric Nutrition Shakes (Pediasure®, Boost®, etc.) Are they nutritious? What does the science say?

Episode 1: Introduction 

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