Asian populations regularly consume soy foods, which may help explain lower rates of prostate cancer in these countries. In this review of 30 studies, unfermented soy foods, and soy food constituents genistein and daidzein, had strong links to lower prostate cancer rates. Overall, men consuming the most soy foods were 30 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer compared to men who got the least soy. And men who got the most unfermented soy foods such as soy milk, tofu and soybeans, were 35 percent less likely to develop the condition, while there was no significant benefit from fermented soy such as miso and natto.
Reference: Nutrients; 2018, Vol. 10, No. 1, 40
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