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Breathing Relief Shown in Cells Taken for Asthma Patients with Soy
 
Published Friday, January 25, 2008

CHICAGO —Soyfoods may benefit asthma patients, according to a study done at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago (Clinical andExperimental Allergy 2007; 1-10). Subjects, aged 18 to 65 years old, diagnosed with mild to moderate persistent asthma, were given a soy isoflavone supplement, genistein, for four weeks. After four weeks, cells taken from the patients showed one-third less of the inflammatory substance, leukotriene, which is known to cause inflammation, than before taking the isoflavones.

The team of researches concluded that isoflavones may be a possible means of helping to ameliorate asthma.

 

This abstract provided courtesy of Natural Products Industry Insider, published by Virgo Publishing Inc.



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