15 November 2006

Soya, Fish, and Red Meat in Cancer

SOYA: American researchers have recently found that women, aged 5 to 11, who ate the most soya-based foods such as tofu and miso reduced their risk of developing breast cancer by 58 percent. Childhood intake of soya-based foods was considered significant. It would seem that the younger you begin eating your tofu and taho, the better it will be. [Related Posts: Taho!, More Taho and Tokwa, Please, Breast Cancer in the Philippines]

FISH: A new study found that men who ate fish 5 times a week or more had a 40 percent lower risk of developing colorectal cancer over the next 19 years. [Related Posts: To Eat or not To Eat Fish, The Problem With Fish]

RED MEAT: For reducing the risk of having breast cancer, you can encourage young girls to eat more soya (see above) but see to it that they avoid red meat. A study of more than 90,000 women found that the more red meat the women consumed in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the greater their risk for developing breast cancer. Increased red meat consumption has alaso been shown to increase the risk of developing colon cancer.

2 reactions:

bayi said...

oops. There goes our steak, lechon, etc. :)

eye said...

buti na lang mahilig ako sa taho at tofu! :) doc, how about red meat being rich in l-carnitine? also, i wonder why it's banned in canada.