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Do Soybeans have Anti-Cancer Properties?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new study published in Food Research International by Elsevier concluded that protein found in soybeans could prohibit the growth of colon, liver and lung cancers. Soybean meal is a bi-product following extraction of oil from soybean seeds that is rich in protein making up around 40of the nutritional value of the seed depending upon the line. It can containĀ  high oleic acid- a monounsaturated omega 9 fatty acid.

The study looked at the role of soybeans in preventing cancer. Using a variety of soybeans that were high in oleic acid and protein. researchers monitored the bio activity between peptides derived from the meals of soybeans and various human cancer cell types.

The study showed that peptides derived from soybean meal significantly inhibited cell growth by 73% for colon cancer, 70% for liver cancer, and 69% for lung cancer. This showed that the selected high oleic acid soybean lines have a potential nutraceutical affect in helping to reduce the growth of these types of cancer cells.