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Welcome to The Soy Connection Podcasting center, an ongoing series of interviews with Soy Connection newsletter editorial board members and authors summarizing research data on soy and human health.

 

AVAILABLE PODCASTS
 

Evaluating Research Studies and the Hierarchy of Evidence

Health and nutrition studies abound. Whether about red wine, chocolate, or soy, how do you determine which studies carry the most weight? In this podcast, Dr. Guy Johnson, principal of Johnson Nutrition Solutions, examines the hierarchy of evidence and provides insight into the types of research studies that are done and why some are more reliable than others. Also, see the Volume 22, No. 1 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter for additional insights from Dr. Johnson. Play/Download (audio/mpeg)

 

Soy Formula May Be Good Choice for Infants

Researchers at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center have found that infants fed soy formula have demonstrated healthy growth and development equal to that of milk fed or breast-fed infants. That is just one finding in the long term Beginnings Study being conducted at the Center. The research, funded in part by the USDA, is studying development, nutritional status and overall health of formula fed children from birth through puberty. In this podcast, Dr. Thomas Badger, director of the Center, discusses the findings of the study so far.

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Separating Fact from Fiction

The labeling of biotech, or genetically engineered, crops is a hot topic. One federal proposal would call for labeling based on whether or not food is determined to be "materially different" from food derived from conventionally grown crops. In this podcast, Dr, Alison Van Eenennaam from the University of California, Davis, discusses the data and consensus of scientific opinion, and separates fact from fiction in regard to genetically engineered crops.

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Anti-Nutrients Revealed

Mark Messina, PhD, is editorial board chairman of The Soy Connection newsletter and executive director of the Soy Nutrition Institute. In this podcast, he explains what anti-nutrients are, the key role they play in plant health and survival, and the human health benefits that may be associated with some.

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Research Behind MyPlate

Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, is a professor in the Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. She was a member of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which provided the research foundation for the development of MyPlate.gov. In this podcast, she talks about the DGAC’s work, the importance of the dietary guidelines, and how soy fits in to the picture.

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Biotech Foods: Safety & Nutrition Benefits

According to the USB’s 2012 Biotech Health Professional survey, the majority of healthcare professionals view biotechnology as a positive method for food production (61 percent), with an even higher percentage of approval once they learn about the nutrition benefits these foods may provide. Yet questions remain about the safety and specific benefits of biotech foods. This podcast will address these concerns and show that foods created through the science of biotechnology are not only safe, but can positively benefit human health.

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Biotech Crops: Why Do We Need Them

According to the USB’s 2012 Biotech Health Professional survey, the majority of healthcare professionals view biotechnology as a positive method for food production (61 percent), yet questions remain about the why biotech crops are needed.This podcast will demonstrate that biotechnology increases the sustainability of the soybean crop and is a safe addition to the food supply.

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Soy and Skin Care

Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, looks at the topical use of soy by the cosmetic industry.

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Soy Protein and Cholesterol

Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, explains the US Food and Drug Administration approved health claim for soyfoods and discusses coronary heart disease. Read the article.

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Guidelines for Healthy Soy Intake

Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, examines how much soy is enough to receive potential health benefits. Read the article.

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Latest Research on Soy and Infant Formula

Dr. Thomas Badger, professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Physiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the director of the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, discusses the latest research on soy and infant formula.  Read the article.

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8th International Symposium in Tokyo
More than 250 scientists from 20 countries gathered in Tokyo in November, 2008, at the 8th International Symposium on the Role of Soy In Health Promotion and Chronic Disease.  In this podcast, Dr. Mark Messina, co-chairman of the meeting, discusses the symposium and its most significant findings.
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Soyfoods and Weight Loss
Dr. Mark Cope of the University of Alabama at Birmingham addresses obesity trends, nutrition education and lifestyle modifications for children and parents, and the benefits of soy protein in low-calorie diets for weight loss.
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All About Soy Connection Continuing Education Credits
Soy Connection is a continuing professional education accredited provider for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians. In this podcast, the newsletter's managing editor, Steve Veile, walks through the process and answers common questions.
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Soy, Cognitive Function & Consumption Advice
Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, discusses soy's role in cognitive function, as well as offering his recommendations on soy intake, during the American Dietetic Association conference in
Honolulu, HI.
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Soy, Breast Cancer & Recommended Consumption
Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, addresses soy's affect on breast cancer and recommended soy consumption during the American Dietetic Association conference in Honolulu, HI.
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Soy, Menopause & Bone Health
Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to the Soy Connection newsletter, discusses soy's role in alleviating the symptoms of menopause and promoting bone health during the American Dietetic Association conference in Honolulu, HI.
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Effects of Soy on Menopause and the Alleviation of Hot Flashes
Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, discusses the effects of soy on menopause and the alleviation of hot flashes with Steve Veile, managing editor of the newsletter. Play/Download (audio/mpeg)
 
Soy and Heart Health
Dr. Mark Messina, editorial board chairman and a regular contributor to The Soy Connection newsletter, discusses soy and heart health with Steve Veile, managing editor of the newsletter.
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