Contributors

Mark Messina, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Soy Nutrition Institute

Dr. Mark Messina is an internationally recognized expert on the health effects of soy. He has appeared on CNN and is regularly quoted by the media in publications including the New York Times, Newsweek and USA Today. Dr. Messina has presented to both consumer and professional audiences in 44 countries on topics including soy and cancer risk, heart health, menopause and men’s health. Mark is the co-author of The Simple Soybean and Your Health. His research has appeared in numerous professional journals including the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition, Lancet, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Messina is a former program director in the Diet and Cancer Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, where he initiated a multi-million dollar research program investigating the role of soy in cancer prevention. Mark co-owns Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University and the executive director of the Soy Nutrition Institute.

Protein

Soy Protein Promotes Men’s Health, Muscle Mass, and Strength

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 17, 2021

A recent surge in evidence from an array of sources highlights the nutritional and health attributes of soy protein for men. These sources include newly…

Academics

On World Health Day, Take a Closer Look at Reasons to add Soy Foods to Your Diet

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Apr 7, 2021

World Health Day 2021 — sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7 each year — highlights WHO’s commitment to building a fairer,…

Digestible Protein

Adding soy to the diet can help build muscle mass and strength

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Mar 4, 2021

The loss of muscle mass as we age has significant consequences for health and well-being. While resistance exercise training is the key to building muscle…

Food

Traditional and modern soyfoods can positively contribute to meeting nutrient needs

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Mark Messina examines how both traditional and modern soyfoods can positively contribute to meeting nutrient needs.

Food

Peanut-Allergic Individuals Unlikely to React to Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 16, 2020

Cross-reactivity in allergic reactions occurs when the proteins in one substance are similar to the proteins found in another. Because peanuts and soy are both…

Food

Soyfoods Do Not Increase Risk of Developing Gout

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Dec 2, 2019

What was once called the “disease of kings” could now just as well be called the “disease of commoners.” Gout is now the most common…