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Friday, August 19, 2011

Soy and thyroid cancer

Posted by Chantel M.
According to the study of " Phytoestrogens and thyroid cancer risk: the San Francisco Bay Area thyroid cancer study. by Horn-Ross PL, Hoggatt KJ, Lee MM.
Phytoestrogen consumption was assessed via a food-frequency questionnaire and a newly developed nutrient database. The consumption of traditional and nontraditional soy-based foods and alfalfa sprouts were associated with reduced risk of thyroid cancer. Consumption of "western" foods with added soy flour or soy protein did not affect risk. Of the seven specific phytoestrogenic compounds examined, the isoflavones, daidzein and genistein [odds ratio (OR), 0.70; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.44-1.1; and OR, 0.65, 95% CI, 0.41-1.0, for the highest versus lowest quintile of daidzein and genistein, respectively] and the lignan, secoisolariciresinol (OR, 0.56; 95% CI, 0.35-0.89, for the highest versus lowest quintile) were most strongly associated with risk reduction. Findings were similar for white and Asian women and for pre- and postmenopausal women.
Researchers concluded that our findings suggest that thyroid cancer prevention via dietary modification of soy and/or phytoestrogen intake in other forms may be possible but warrants further research at this time.

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2 comments:

  1. I find this very interesting in that when i was put on thyroid medication i was told (and have read) not to have any soy. ??? Deserves further reading and study on the part of us taking thyroid meds.

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  2. Only those continue to acquire information of foods that can prevent and treat diseases through medical studies will find the truth as we are in the world of making profits and more profits with misinformation

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