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

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…

Human Consumption

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

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jun 12, 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…

Food

Soyfoods: Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Lowering Chronic Disease Risk

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 28, 2018

A systematic review and meta-analysis published by Canadian researchers highlights the important role plant protein, and in particular soy protein, can have in reducing risk…

Food

Soyfoods Make It Easy to Eat More Legumes

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 14, 2018

The United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses, placing a focus on the role of these foods in healthy diets…

Food

Speaking of Soy: Media and Internet Do a Disservice to the Science

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Feb 19, 2018

These days, everybody is a nutrition expert. A recent survey of osteopathic medical students found that the students had little knowledge of medical nutrition therapy,…