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Soy Potentially Healthy for Cancer Survivors


Tue, Jan 12th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

ST. LOUIS (January 12, 2010) - As research continues to demonstrate the human health value of eating soyfoods, a recently published study shows that soyfoods are not only safe but also beneficial for breast cancer survivors. In the past, some doctors have cautioned some breast cancer patients and survivors to avoid eating soy, because of the mild estrogen-like effects exhibited by isoflavones, a natural plant compound in soy, in certain lab conditions. But with this study, recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association, health professionals can feel comfortable recommending soyfoods to breast cancer patients.

The soybean checkoff and the United Soybean Board (USB) fund research on the healthfulness of soyfoods. Checkoff-funded research has helped to prove benefits such as soy's ability to help reduce the risk of heart disease.

"It is important the soybean checkoff work with universities and other science-based entities to make sure that accurate research is being done that will put factual information out to the public and medical professionals," says Laura Foell, soybean farmer from Schaller, Iowa, and Vice Chair of the USB Domestic Marketing program. "Soybean farmers know that their product is a very worthwhile and healthy product. With research into soybeans' nutritional value, the soybean can be considered as part of a healthy diet."

This particular study tracked more than 5,000 Chinese women, ages 20 to 75, beginning six months after their breast cancer diagnosis. The study's investigators followed the women's health for four years and found that the group that consumed higher amounts of soy protein, two servings a day, had a lower mortality rate and a lower recurrence rate than those who consumed less soy. All told, the women who consumed the higher amounts of soy had a 30 percent decrease in risk.

"Having known several people with breast cancer, I feel this will give them the option of incorporating soy as part of a healthy diet without the fears or worries about the product," adds Foell.

To learn more about soyfoods, such as edamame, soymilk and textured soy protein, and how to include more soy in your diet, visit www.unitedsoybean.org.

USB is made up of 68 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of animal utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, .....
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First Student Provides School Bus Winter Weather Safety Information

Mon, Jan 11th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

CINCINNATI -First Student, Inc., North America's largest provider of school bus transportation, reminds parents, student passengers and motorists of important winter weather safety information. Snow and ice can make road conditions hazardous. Parents ..... 
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Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations

Thu, Jan 7th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Now is a good time to get vaccinated for influenza, whether for 2009 novel H1N1 or seasonal influenza, say state health officials.

In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for ..... 
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January is National Radon Action Month

Wed, Jan 6th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

(Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 6, 2010) - EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-r ..... 
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"Toddleriffic" 2010 Resolution:

Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness



With any new year comes the perfect opportunity to change old habits and introduce healthier lifestyle choices. In the past, your New Year's resolutions probably had something to do with just yourself, but as a parent, there's one other perso ..... 
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Tis (still) the Season for carbon monoxide risks

Tue, Dec 29th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Wintertime weather can bring about more than just snow emergencies in Minnesota. Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings also peak during winter months, according to a new report on CO exposures released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) ..... 
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Fillmore County reschedules seasonal flu vaccination clinics

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) will be offering a seasonal influenza immunization clinic on December 30, 2009, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Hillside Apartments located at 409 South Hudson in Spring Valley. This seasonal flu vaccination clinic is open ..... 
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Mindfulness through the holidays

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

Researchers, parents, and helping professionals are constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce the incidence of child abuse and domestic violence. Wouldn't it be great if there was a method for improving family relationships that was inexpensive, ..... 
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Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month

Thu, Dec 24th, 2009
Posted in Health & Wellness

January is National Blood Donor Month. Throughout the month of January, the American Red Cross is celebrating the contributions of millions of blood donors who give patients hope. If you haven't donated blood through the Red Cross, add another resol ..... 
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