Soyfoods, soybean isoflavones, and bone health: a brief overview.

  title={Soyfoods, soybean isoflavones, and bone health: a brief overview.},
  author={Michael J Messina and Virginia Messina},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={10 2},
Soyfoods have received considerable attention during the past 5 years for their role in disease prevention, especially in relation to heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. However, limited research also suggests that soy protein favorably affects renal function. Much of the research interest in soy is aimed at establishing the physiological effects of isoflavones. Isoflavones are diphenolic compounds that have a very limited distribution in nature. Soybeans and soyfoods are, for practical… CONTINUE READING
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