Soy foods and soy supplements have always had their supporters and detractors. Among the benefits attributed to soy are beneficial effects on hormones including possible reductions in the risk of breast cancer. Controversy has persisted over this claim, because of some evidence that soy’s hormonal effects may actually possibly increase the risk of breast cancer in some circumstances. For better or worse, millions of menopausal and peri-menopasual women use soy every day to promote and protect their health. Find out what the Loma Linda University’s Department of Nutrition had to say about these ideas in today’s AllStarHealth blog.