William Helferich, Ph.D., professor of nutrition, diet, women’s health and aging, from the University of Illinois has stated that it is very important to consume Soy as whole foods and not as isolates or supplements.  Some supplements isolate genistein out of the soy, which is now showing a link to breast cancer growth.  He said that the negative effects of genistein are not found in whole soy foods. . He said Women in Asia have a 1 in 30 chance of getting breast cancer; in United States, it’s 1 in 8.

The most important part is that the soy is kept whole to get the greatest benefits. In asia, (particularly China), soy is a staple in the diet and is very different to the processed and enriched soy products found in America.