Transcript: Soy & Breast Cancer Survival
We’ve known for years that soy helps prevent breast cancer, and that evidence continues to grow. And the earlier we can get our daughters to eat soy, the better, as that’s where we see the strongest protection.
If you remember from my Volume 2 DVD, we learned that women who have breast cancer who eat soy live significantly longer. But what if you’re on Tamoxifen—a drug breast cancer survivors can take to help prevent a recurrence, by blocking the effect of estrogen on the body? So if you’re trying to wipe out all trace of estrogen activity, do you want to be eating the phytoestrogens found in soy? Fact or fiction: breast cancer survivors on Tamoxifen should avoid soy. Fiction.
In the Life After Cancer study, following nearly 2,000 breast cancer survivors, women on Tamoxifen who ate the most soy had a 60% reduction in breast cancer recurrence compared to women who ate the least amount of soy phytoestrogens. They cut their risk of cancer coming back in half, just by eating soy.
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