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Blog: Science Perspectives
March 16, 2023
STATEMENT: Soy Nutrition Institute Global Applauds FDA’s Decision to Continue Use of “Soymilk” on Packaging
In a review of the FDA’s draft guidance on the Labeling of Plant-based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements, Soy Nutrition Institute (SNI) Global, an organization leading the way in soy and health research, communications, and regulatory affairs, praises the decision to allow the continued use of “soymilk.” The following points detail why this decision […]
March 1, 2023
Epidemiologic studies highlight soy’s potential associations with prevention of cancer, CVD, and diabetes
Epidemiologic studies are not designed to establish cause and effect relationships because it is not possible to control for all potentially confounding variables. Additionally, it is difficult to accurately assess dietary intake. Nevertheless, epidemiologic studies have played an important role in informing dietary guidelines. Although intervention studies carry the most weight within the scientific community, […]
January 9, 2023
Do Isoflavones Exert Estrogen-Like Effects in Women?
Soybean isoflavones are commonly classified as phytoestrogens.1,2 The estrogenic properties of isoflavones were first recognized nearly seven decades ago3 although the term “phytoestrogen” was not widely used in reference to isoflavones until the 1970s.4 In the early days of isoflavone research, determining estrogenic activity was based on reproductive effects in animals, and often specifically, uterotrophic […]
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Jody MasonDanone North America
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