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Soy intake is associated with lower endometrial cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Increased consumption of soy foods may contribute positively to the prevention of endometrial cancer in women.

This research work examined the association between the consumption of soy foods and endometrial cancer risk. Researchers reviewed dietary and clinical data obtained from 20 published studies on the subject. They observed that women with higher intake of soy foods had low endometrial cancer risk. This endometrial cancer inhibitory effect of soy foods was found to be stronger for unfermented soy foods and in postmenopausal women. The findings of this meta-analysis indicate that soy foods, particularly unfermented soy foods, may confer significant protection against endometrial cancer.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Zhang GQ, Chen JL, Liu Q, Zhang Y, Zeng H, Zhao Y.
  • From the No. 3 Office of Student Affairs, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China (G-QZ); Department of Geriatrics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China (J-LC); China Effective Health Care Network, School of Public Health & Management, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China (QL); and Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health and Management, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China (YZ, HZ, YZ).
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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