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Study finds high soy diet before lung cancer diagnosis improves survival

  • Posted: March 29, 2013

A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (home of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center) and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found women who ate more soy food prior to a diagnosis of lung cancer lived longer than those who consumed less. The study, conducted in Shanghai, China, was published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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