People in Japan and other Asian countries consume only small amounts of soyfoods and use them primarily as condiments.
|Soy intake varies greatly among Asian countries, but in Japan and some locations in China for which there are excellent data, soyfoods play an important dietary role providing substantial amounts of protein and calories.|
Over the past decade a large amount of information on the soy intake of Asians has been published in the peer-reviewed medical and scientific literature. This information generally comes from large surveys often involving tens of thousands of individuals who fill out food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) or in some cases dietary records (in which all food consumed is recorded). The FFQs are designed to comprehensively evaluate the intake of all soyfoods by asking a series of questions about the kinds, amounts, and frequency of soy consumption. In most cases the FFQs are scientifically validated – meaning they have been shown to be an accurate instrument for assessing dietary intake….