The debate over soy has been a hot topic in cancer studies. Once thought to protect the body against cancer, soy was later thought to feed estrogen in the body - a major culprit in breast cancer.
So for women in the breast cancer danger zone, what's the verdict on soy?
According to a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, it's safe. As Deborah Kotz at U.S. News and World Report notes:
"...[T]hose who had the highest intake of soy foods (more than 15 grams of soy protein a day) had about a 30 percent lower death rate and nearly a 30 percent lower rate of recurrence than those who ate the least amount of soy (5 grams or less per day)."
The study factored out issues such as age, body mass, exercise habits, and so forth, and found no benefit from consuming more than 15 grams of soy per day.
The bottom line? Moderation, once again, is useful.