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NC State researchers find soy may aid in treating canine cancers

Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to soy as a way to make traditional canine cancer therapy more effective, less stressful for the dog and less costly for the owners. Dr. Steven Suter, assistant professor of oncology, and NC State colleagues studied genistein - a molecu...

New study shows compounds from soy affect brain and reproductive development

Two hormone-like compounds linked to the consumption of soy-based foods can cause irreversible changes in the structure of the brain, resulting in early-onset puberty and symptoms of advanced menopause in research animals, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University...

Evidence now suggests eating soy foods in puberty protects against breast cancer

Washington, D.C. Evidence is growing from animal and human studies that genistein, a potent chemical found in soy, protects against development of breast cancer - but only if consumed during puberty, says a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher in the British Journal of Cancer published...

U of I researcher develops power-packed soy breakfast cereal

URBANA Breakfast of champions? That would be a soy protein-packed, low-fat, high-fiber cereal that meets the requirements for three different FDA health claims and leaves you feeling full so you wont be tempted to eat again until lunch. University of Illinois scientist Soo-Yeun Lee has cooked ...

U of M researchers invent 'flashy' new process to turn soy oil, glucose into hydrogen

Anyone who's overheated vegetable oil or sweet syrup knows that neither oil nor sugar evaporates--oil smokes and turns brown, sugar turns black, and both leave a nasty film of carbon on the cookware. Now, a University of Minnesota team has invented a "reactive flash volatilization process" that hea...

Iowa State researchers improving plastics made from corn and soy proteins

David Grewell picked up the little plastic model of a molecule he keeps in his office. He scrunched the model's folding pieces into a ball. That's about the shape of a soy or corn protein, said Grewell, an Iowa State University assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering. Then he...

New research: Soy germ isoflavones reduce bone loss

A new study published in this month's European Journal of Nutrition demonstrates a strong correlation between reducing bone loss in non-obese postmenopausal women and the dose-dependent effect of soy germ isoflavones, particularly SoyLife®. These findings support previous scientific findings regard...

Component in soy products causes reproductive problems in laboratory mice

Genistein, a major component of soy, was found to disrupt the development of the ovaries in newborn female mice that were given the product. This study adds to a growing body of literature demonstrating the potentially adverse consequences of genistein on the reproductive system. "Although we are...

Sustainable agriculture at the ESA Annual Meeting

...al plants produce more, require less input than annual croplands The major crops used globally to feed people and livestock wheat, rice, maize and soy are based on an annual system, in which crop plants live one year, are harvested, and are replanted the following year. These systems are notorious,...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

...xpanded to provide details on cancer-protective factors in vegetarian diets. An expanded section on osteoporosis includes roles of fruits, vegetables, soy products, protein, calcium, vitamins D and K and potassium in bone health. "Registered dietitians can provide information about key nutrients, modify ...

Nutricia launches Nutra Neocate, weaning product designed for cows’ milk protein allergy

...milk, wheat and gluten. The use of unmodified mammalian milk or unmodified soy or rice milk, is not recommended for infants as these milks are not adequately nutritious.2 In addition, soy can also present cross-reaction risks.1,3 Good nutrition is not only e...

Smithsonian scientist warns that palm oil development may threaten Amazon

... and to employ larger numbers of people than cattle ranching and mechanized soy farming, the dominant agricultural activities in Brazilian Amazon. Furtherm...oil palm plantations offer higher yields on a per hectare basis than either soy or beef production, one could argue that the replacement of existing cattle...

Biofuels boom could fuel rainforest destruction, Stanford researcher warns

...ponded to growing demand for food, feed and fuel from crops such sugarcane, soy and oil palm by increasing their production, Gibbs said. For example, th...s. "Biofuel producers typically indicate that they are establishing new soy fields or oil palm plantations on degraded or already cleared lands," Gibbs...

'Green' plastics could help reduce carbon footprint

...idea," said Brian Mooney, research assistant professor of biochemistry with the MU Interdisciplinary Plant Group. "Plastics made from plant starch and soy protein have been used as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics for a while. What is relatively new and exciting is the idea of using plants to...

Experts discuss applying systematic review to the field of nutrition

...ty of the approach to a wide range of nutrition-related topics including: effectiveness and safety of vitamin D in relation to bone health, effects of soy on health outcomes, and health effects of (n-3) fatty acids on arrythmogenic mechanisms in animal and isolated organ/cell culture studies. "When w...

State fund advances titanium powder research, 9 other Iowa State projects

...h an Iowa company to develop resins based on corn, soy and other bio oils that can be used to manufacture...tive Composites of Ankeny, Vermeer Corp. of Pella, soy Works Corp. of Woodridge, Ill. and Freeman Industr... commercialize plastic products made from corn and soy proteins, including wrapping for hay bales, pots f...

Birth control has long-term effect on hormone exposure

...ers later in life. While studying the effect of post-menopausal dietary soy consumption on estrogen metabolism in cynomolgus monkeys, Latanya M. Scott,...n divided into three dietary intervention groups to evaluate the effects of soy on hormone metabolism. Urine samples were collected from each monkey du...

The dietary supplement genistein can undermine breast cancer treatment

...ry supplement, researchers report. Genistein, a soy isoflavone that mimics the effects of estrogen in ...g is contrary to much of the perceived benefits of soy isoflavones, and unsettling," said William Helferi...r patients and survivors." Plant estrogens from soy are not the only ones of concern, Helferich said. ...

Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions

... they might help hot flashes," she said. Those who have heard that hormone replacement can improve cardiac or brain function also hope that eating soy or taking genistein supplements will have the same effects, she said. The effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are more complex and proble...

New studies predict record land grab as demand soars for new sources of food, energy and wood fiber

...food and fuel: In Brazil, 28 Mha are currently under cultivation for soy and sugarcane. By 2020, soy and sugarcane plantations are expected to cover 88 to 128 Mha of Brazilian ...

New high fiber barley licensed to grow

...Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company Limited and its group of companies, producing and marketing specialty ingredients such as the Nu Soya range of soy products and omega-3 oils. BARLEYmax Business Manager, CSIRO's Geoff Ball, says clinical testing by CSIRO Human Nutrition has shown that products mad...

Insects take a bigger bite out of plants in a higher CO2 world

...ne of three conditions: on a high CO2 plant, on a low CO2 plant outside the soy FACE plot, or on a low CO2 plant grown outside the test plot but which had ...ger, and as a result produced more offspring, than those living outside the soy FACE plot. Even those fed a supplemental diet of sugars did not see their l...

Smithsonian scientists highlight environmental impacts of biofuels

... new study that factors in environmental costs of biofuel production. Corn, soy and sugarcane come up short. The authors urge governments to be far more se...onmental costs of different biofuels. Fuels made from U.S. corn, Brazilian soy and Malaysian palm oil may be worse overall than fossil fuels. The best alt...

NIH launches Human Microbiome Project

...tain bacteria called probiotics. There is evidence these probiotics, found in dietary supplements, yogurt and other dairy products as well as various soy products, can stimulate the immune system and improve digestive functions. In contrast, previous research suggests that variations in the composition ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 12, 2007

...s of women in the United States are taking soy-based phytoestrogens to relieve menopausal symptoms. Recent studies, however, found that a compound in soy might stimulate the growth of breast cancer. MTS ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commentary: Bioavailability of Flavonoids and Polyphenols C...

Woods Hole Research Center debuts new image mosaic that will strengthen global forest monitoring

...a that is mapped with the mosaic of images centers on the headwaters of the Xingu River, one of the Amazons mighty tributaries. The indigenous groups, soy farmers, smallholders, and ranchers that live in this region are top candidates to receive payments for reducing their carbon emissions. Where this ha...

MU researchers go nano, natural and green

...ance and the impact it will have in the future. soy is grown worldwide and Dr. Kattis Nobel Prize winn...vel methodology to develop gold nanoparticles with soy will have important implications as the field of n...cant loss of central vision. The application of soy for the production of gold nanoparticles is amazin...

Leading researchers to reveal comprehensive dos and don'ts for prostate cancer

...crust, precook it in the microwave, or at the least scrape off the charred material. De Marzo also suggests replacing chicken, beef, veal or lamb with soy protein or fish, taking a page from the Asian diet where disease rates are very low. We need to be realistic: you can help reduce your chance of deve...

Soy isoflavone may inhibit common gastrointestinal illness in infants

... The soy isoflavone genistin--at concentrations present in soy infant formula-- may reduce a babys susceptibility.... Its exciting to think that the isoflavones in soy formula could be a cost-effective nutritional appr...

Making mice with enhanced color vision

...efore three light panels were trained to touch the one panel that appeared to differ from the other two. A correct answer was rewarded with a drop of soy milk. To circumvent thorny issues related to the subjective nature of color perception -- everyone who has had a discussion as to whether the "gr...

Fragmentation rapidly erodes Amazonian biodiversity

...area the size of just two football fields. These forests are being rapidly felled and fragmented for timber operations, cattle ranches and industrial soy farms. The team, led by William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, has been studying the fates of nearly 32,000 A...

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

...es that grow without the primary protein linked to soy allergies in children and adults. The two lines al...h, difficulty swallowing and fainting. Avoiding soy products is becoming more difficult because of soy...ad labels before preparing meals at home, avoiding soy at restaurants isn't as easy, Hymowitz said. ...

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

... something to the state." Current biodiesel production technology reacts soy oil with methanol using toxic, corrosive and flammable sodium methoxide as ... used restaurant oils and animal fats ?materials that are much cheaper than soy oil, but also contain free fatty acids that can't be converted to biodiesel...

The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest

...tural resources, the prediction of future trends of Amazon forests and people, and the environmental certification of the region's cattle ranchers and soy farmers. Based in Belém, Brazil, he leads the Center's Amazon program. In 1995, he co-founded the Amazon Institute of Environmental Studies (Instituto...

Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing

...tural resources, the prediction of future trends of Amazon forests and people, and the environmental certification of the region's cattle ranchers and soy farmers. Based in Belém, Brazil, he leads the Center's Amazon program. In 1995, he co-founded the Amazon Institute of Environmental Studies (Instituto...

New maps reveal true extent of human footprint on Earth

...t has never been a traditional crop of Latin America. Scientists say the surge in soybean production there has a lot to do with the booming demand for soy all the way at the other end of the world - in China. Meanwhile, Monfreda notes, long-time soybean farmers in the U.S. - the world's top soybean produ...

Menopause Symptoms May Come Back After Stopping Menopausal Hormone Therapy

... Women who take soy or herbal supplements, such as black cohosh, red c...cal studies have shown that women on diets high in soy phytoestrogens experience greater cell multiplicat...oil or dong quai. In the 16 studies that looked at soy supplements, twice as many studies reported no eff...

Women cautioned against using herbal supplements

... Women who take soy or herbal supplements, such as black cohosh, red c...cal studies have shown that women on diets high in soy phytoestrogens experience greater cell multiplicat...oil or dong quai. In the 16 studies that looked at soy supplements, twice as many studies reported no eff...

Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest

...ped agricultural fires that burn through the understory of frontier forests every dry season. These areas are already slated for destruction to expand soy fields. The planned burn provides information that cannot be obtained by studying an accidental or escaped fire. The experiment is being conducted ...

New Discovery May Help Doctors Treat Infertility

...nd dietary chemicals that can mimic the effects of estrogen and stimulate the body’s natural hormones. One example is genistein, a common component of soy products. These new studies by Korach and colleagues suggest that such environmental exposures could interact with estrogen receptor beta and possibly...
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