Concerns over Genistein, Part II—Beyond the heart

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

This is part two of a two-part series. Part I: "Concerns over Genistein, Part I—The heart of the issue" is available at Concerns over Genistein, Part I—The heart of the issue.

For years, soy-based foods have enjoyed a mostly untarnished reputation as healthful offerings. And there's still plenty to recommend them: They're rich in protein, can lower cholesterol, and may even help fight cancer. However, emerging research suggests soy's biological activities are not unalloyed. Soy beans are amon...

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