Tofu and risk of breast cancer in Asian-Americans.

  title={Tofu and risk of breast cancer in Asian-Americans.},
  author={Anna H Wu and Regina G Ziegler and Pamela L. Horn-Ross and Abraham M. Y. Nomura and Dee W. West and Laurence N. Kolonel and Jeanne F. Rosenthal and Robert Nathaniel Hoover and Malcolm C. Pike},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={5 11},
Breast cancer rates among Asian-Americans are lower than those of US whites but considerably higher than rates prevailing in Asia. It is suspected that migration to the US brings about a change in endocrine function among Asian women, although reasons for this change remain obscure. The high intake of soy in Asia and its reduced intake among Asian-Americans has been suggested to partly explain the increase of breast cancer rates in Asian-Americans. We conducted a population-based case-control… CONTINUE READING
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