Anybody who has had breast cancer should avoid traditional soyfoods such as tofu and soymilk.
|There is essentially no human evidence indicating that traditional soyfoods increase tumor recurrence in breast cancer patients. In fact, there is evidence suggesting consuming soyfoods may actually be of benefit to such women.|
Breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in soyfood-consuming countries such as Japan are much lower than they are in Western countries . Several factors likely contribute to the differing breast cancer rates of these two regions. One may be the high soy consumption in Asia. There is in fact an impressive body of evidence suggesting soyfoods reduce risk of breast cancer. However, studies in support of this hypothesis indicate that to derive the proposed benefit soyfoods must be consumed during childhood and/or adolescence. Consuming as little as one serving per day may be enough to reduce risk later in life by as much as 25 to 50 percent [2, 3]….