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Northwestern University study finds soy isoflavone supplements did not provide breast cancer protections

  • Posted: February 6, 2012

Soy isoflavone supplements did not decrease breast cancer cell proliferation in a randomized clinical trial, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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