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Breast Cancer Soy: Research Supports Safety of Soy and Red Clover in Breast Cancer and Endometrial Cancer

By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - October 25, 2009

  • Plant estrogens from soy and red clover do not increase the risk of breast cancer and endometrial cancer. 

Breast Cancer Soy: Research supports safety of soy and red cloverResearch analysis of 92 randomized controlled trials, with 9,629 participants, indicate that compounds genistein, naringenin, kaempferol, and lignans such as enterodiol and enterolactone, from soy and red clover were not linked to increased incidence of breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Results of the study were published in The American Journal of Medicine in October of 2009.

“Our findings have implications for women seeking safe […] alternatives to hormone replacement therapy,” wrote the researchers, led by Clemens Tempfer from the Medical University Vienna.

“Based on our findings, they can be assured that there is no indication of serious unwanted side effects of phytoestrogen treatment such as those found in women on hormone replacement therapy, for example, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, and breast cancer,” they added.

“It has to be acknowledged, however, that our study does not make any statement about the efficacy of phytoestrogen treatment, which has been discussed controversially.”

Reference Source: The American Journal of Medicine, October 2009, Volume 122, Issue 10, Pages 939-946.e9, “Side Effects of Phytoestrogens: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials” Authors: C.B. Tempfer, G. Froese, G. Heinze, E.-K. Bentz, L.A. Hefler, J.C. Huber.

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The plant estrogens in soy appear to attach to the estrogen receptors on cells in the body. The plant estrogens are much weaker than the stronger estrogens in the body, pesticides and plastics. Once attached to the receptors the soy may keep the stronger estrogens and toxins from attaching and stimulating the growth of breast, endometrial and ovarian cells.

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About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative Cancer Treatment Appointments.

Keith D. Bishop, is the publisher of, and owner of Natural Care Solution


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