Japan has announced stricter labelling regulations for soybean milk and other soy-related beverages with the aim of preventing fraudulent or exaggerated claims and ensure fair competition between brands in the very competitive local market.
New research has concluded that the addition of berry polyphenols to plant protein isolate dispersions can alter their physical properties in a way which might be useful for the formulation of functional food and drink.
A review of 18 studies has led researchers to claim that soy
products may protect against breast cancer, but that consumers
should be wary of high-dose supplements - conclusions that have
been questioned by an industry association.
New research published today reveals that consuming soy could have
a "severe" impact on a genetic heart condition that affects
one in 500 people, though the authors caution that the effect has
so far only been observed in...
Speciality ingredients group Cerestar has launched a range of
functional soy products across Europe aimed specifically at the
baking industry, believing demand for this practical and healthy
ingredient will offset rising soybean prices,...
A report from market researcher Mintel suggests that soy may be
falling out of favor with consumers, and that food manufacturers
are having to be more imaginative in their bid to encourage them to
include it in their diets.
Soy appears to deliver tangible health benefits for the heart,
brain and kidney health but more research is needed in many areas,
heard a large audience attending this year's Soy and Health
In what could be seen as a blow to the fast-growing market for soy
products, a new study from the US suggests that processing soy for
use in supplements and food products could seriously reduce its
Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often
attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that
another part of the plant could be responsible for its
Eating soy foods on a regular basis - especially during adolescence
- might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive
medicine researchers at the University of Southern California.
Researchers are still seeking to understand...
Experts meeting in the US last week concluded that there is still
no evidence that soy and garlic supplements have any health
benefits. One speaker questioned the claim that soy and isoflavones
are a viable alternative to HRT.