Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,
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The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against
Consuming adequate protein is essential to good health. Your body needs protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein also provides the material to make important compounds, such as enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and neurotransmitters. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of
Ask Dr. Etingin: Aspirin for Cancer Prevention; Raditation Therapy for Breast Cancer; Nordic Walking
Q: A friend of mine told me she takes a daily aspirin to prevent ovarian cancer—she said there was a big study that recommended doing so. Should I be taking aspirin too?
A: I think your friend may be referring to a 2014 review that analyzed data from 12 large studies
Soy Foods Linked With Breast Cancer Benefits
Research suggests that consuming foods and beverages made from soybeans may prolong survival in women with estrogen receptor-negative (ER–) breast cancer. Soy foods, which include tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and edamame, contain isoflavones, compounds that are similar in some ways to the hormone estrogen.
Sodium Consumption Is Up Rather Than Down
A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2017 found that Americans with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day in 1999 and 3,350 mg per day in 2012, for an
Exercise Extends Breast Cancer Survival
A recent review suggests that women with breast cancer who meet current physical activity recommendations as an adjunct to standard treatment may have a reduced risk for death from their disease. The review (Canadian Medical Association Journal, Feb. 21) analyzed 67 studies, and found that 150
Post-Heart Attack Procedures Improve Survival Rates
Following an NSTEMI heart attack, patients who have a procedure to increase blood flow in coronary arteries, such as angioplasty and/or stenting, have higher survival rates after six months than patients treated with medications alone, according to a study in the Sept. 13, 2016 issue
It’s no surprise that breast cancer ranks as one of the top health concerns among women, since an estimated one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during a life span of 95 years.
One topic that’s in the spotlight is dense breasts—women want to know what impact dense
Study findings link regular coffee drinking with a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence in women who have had breast cancer and been treated with tamoxifen.
Researchers analyzed data from 1,090 breast cancer patients and found that,among the more than 500 women treated with tamoxifen, those who had drunk at least