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Articles January 2010 Issue

Protecting Women’s Bones: Is the Secret Soy or the Asian Diet?

Could your hip bones use a little tofu? Scientists report that moderate intake of soy—at least the amount found in about 1.75 ounces of tofu—was associated with reduced risk of hip fractures among women in the Singapore Chinese Health Study. That’s an amount of soy “higher than the low levels of consumption in the West,” noted lead researcher Woon-Puay Koh, MD, of the National University of Singapore.

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