- Isoflavones as an anticancer
Isoflavones are antioxidant flavonoids with anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. This review covered seven studies that followed participants over time, and 17 studies that compared participants with and without breast cancer.
Overall, those who consumed the most isoflavones were 29 percent less likely to develop breast cancer compared to those who consumed the least. In the follow-up studies, each 10 mg per day increase in isoflavones reduced chances for breast cancer by 6.8 percent. In the comparison studies, each 10 mg increase reduced chances by 11.7 percent. Doctors said the findings suggest increasing isoflavones in the diet may reduce chances for breast cancer.
REFERENCE: NUTRIENTS; 2023, VOL. 15, NO. 10, 101097, NU2402