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.

Food

Diverse Studies Confirm Health Benefits of Soyfood

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 28, 2019

Much of the research published over the past several months goes a long way towards solidifying the benefits of soyfoods as well as dispelling myths…

Health

Perspective on Breast Cancer and Soy Controversy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 14, 2019

The soy and breast cancer controversy has been around a long time. It persists despite an abundance of human research supporting the safety and possible…

Health

Building Muscle? Protein Blends That Include Soy May Be Advantageous Over Single Proteins

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jan 1, 2019

A novel finding that soy protein and whey protein increase the size of different types of muscle fibers suggests that a combination of these two…

Food

Legume Analysis Highlights Superior Quality of Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Dec 11, 2018

In plant-based diets, beans play a critically important role as sources of protein.  In fact, it is difficult if not impossible to meet the requirement…

Food

Soy foods Hypotensive? Examining the Clinical Evidence

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Aug 1, 2018

High blood pressure (BP) is an  important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide.1,2Current guidelines classify adults with an average systolic blood pressure (SBP) of…

Food

Soybean Components Make Soy Foods Enticing When it Comes to Good Health

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jul 6, 2018

The dramatic rise in soy research beginning in the early 1990s can be attributed primarily to the new interest in isoflavones. This interest is directly…