Prof. Dr. Ir Made Astawan, MS, professor in the Department of Science & Food Technology IPB, explain Japanese women experiencing menopause over age of 57. Habit of consuming soy on a regular basis by Japanese women also influenced the age of menopause is slowing.
"Soy consumption is also important during puberty girls, to reduce the risk of breast cancer," explained Prof Made on the sidelines of the launch of the program Soyjoy Healthylicious 2 at the Hotel Nikko, Jakarta, Tuesday (04/12/2011) then.
Prof Made explained, the rate of deaths from breast cancer in Japan is smaller than in the United States. Risk of breast cancer in the United States four times larger than China and Japan. For comparison, the rate of deaths from breast cancer in America 21 people per 100,000 population, in England 27 of 100,000 people, and in Japan 7 out of 100,000 population. The death rate from breast cancer in Asian countries were also lower due to the habit of eating soy. The average Asian soybean consume 20-200 mg per day.
"Good habits consume more soy to your diet. So, if Japanese people living in America, for instance, he did not necessarily have a lower cancer risk. If the pattern changes when eating Japanese people living in America, he could have had cancer risks similar to those America, "explained Prof Made.
A total of 18 studies from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that healthy women who eat soy may reduce breast cancer risk by 14 percent. This risk can be minimized if parents provide complete balanced nutrition, including soy, in children at puberty.