Q&A: Soy and Breast Cancer Risk; Losing Sense of Taste; Coffee and Bone Health

Expert views on healthy living.

Check with your pharmacist or doctor for possible interactions with conventional medications before starting any herbal remedy.

Q. I’ve been drinking soy milk daily for years. Since it contains phytoestrogens, I wonder if it puts me at higher risk of developing breast cancer? A. Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School and a cancer epidemiologist, responds: “Soy foods contain phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) called isoflavones. These are structurally […]

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