Soy and Hip Fractures

A study was just published showing that Chinese women living in Singapore who ate more soy had a reduced risk of hip fractures. Compared with women in the lowest one-fourth of intakes for tofu, soy protein, and isoflavones, those in all three of the higher intake categories had a 21%–36% reduction in risk. Soy did not show any benefit for men.

Koh WP, Wu AH, Wang R, Ang LW, Heng D, Yuan JM, Yu MC. Gender-specific associations between soy and risk of hip fracture in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Oct 1;170(7):901-9. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

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