Health Effects of Soyfoods: Separating the Data from Misinformation
Credits: 1 credit
There are a lot of mixed messages in the media about the safety of soy. Mark Messina, Ph.D., M.S., discusses the research evaluating the role of soy and health.
The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study is 60 minutes.
Mark Messina, Ph.D., M.S.
President Nutrition Matters, Inc.
Executive Director, Soy Nutrition Institute
The Learning Process:
Participants are expected to read the module, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 1 hour.
- To explain the role of estrogen in the etiology of breast cancer
- To provide background information on the physiological effects of soybean isoflavones
- To evaluate the clinical and epidemiologic data relevant to the intake of soyfoods during different periods of life on breast cancer risk
- To evaluate the clinical and epidemiologic data relevant to intake of soyfoods on the prognosis of breast cancer patients
- To examine the commonly held believe that the effects of soyfoods on breast cancer recurrence differ from those of isoflavone supplements
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