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Partnership Feeds Hope, Taking Care of Those on the Frontlines of COVID-19

Julie DeeringOct 30, 2020

While those on the frontlines of COVID-19 are tasked with taking care of the sick, USSEC joins forces with USA Poultry & Egg Export Council…

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Soybeans Heal Skin in Innovative Medical Application

USSEC Staff WriterOct 6, 2020

OmegaSkin is a soy-based regenerative skin substitute technology from NeuEsse. The soybean-based protein application can be used for ulcers, burns and slow-closing wounds.

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Global Food Trends Indicate Post COVID-19 Opportunities for U.S.-Grown Soy, Part 2

Linda FunkOct 1, 2020

Due to the effects of COVID-19, consumer behavior and attitudes have shifted in ways that affect food choices. New consumer data and emerging soyfoods product…

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Global Food Trends Indicate Post COVID-19 Opportunities for U.S.-Grown Soy, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkSep 28, 2020

Due to the effects of COVID-19, consumer behavior and attitudes have shifted in ways that affect their food choices. Consumer data and emerging soyfoods product…

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Lifestyle Shifts Likely to Boost Consumer Preferences for Soyfoods

Linda FunkSep 4, 2020

U.S.-grown soy taps into global lifestyle trends that affect consumer food choices, indicating that new soyfood product opportunities may be on the horizon.

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For Global Soy Consumers, Protein Completeness Matters

Linda FunkAug 10, 2020

U.S.-grown soy is a good fit for emerging food and nutrition trends. With today’s interest in plant protein, soy also offers differentiating advantages that can…

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Global Soyfoods-Related Trends, Part 2 of 2

Linda FunkJul 21, 2020

Several recent global trends indicate that U.S.-grown soy and soyfoods are poised to gather momentum. Consumers’ food choices—such as blended plant-based meat and dairy alternatives—are…

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Global Soyfoods-Related Trends, Part 1 of 2

Linda FunkJul 14, 2020

Several recent global trends indicate that U.S.-grown soy and soyfoods are poised to gather momentum. Consumers’ food choices—such as blended plant-based meat and dairy alternatives—are…

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Emerging Research Explores New Potential Benefits of Eating Soyfoods

Linda FunkJun 13, 2020

Emerging areas of soyfoods research may help support the demand for U.S.-grown soy as consumers better understand the nutrition and potential health benefits of consuming…

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Developing a Global Taste for Soyfoods

Linda FunkMay 10, 2020

Here’s how culinary professionals learn from each other’s cultures and cuisines. These examples demonstrate how U.S.-grown soy fulfills global nutrition needs and contributes to contemporary…

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Debunking Soy Consumption Myths

Laura TempleDec 29, 2019

Soybeans deliver complete protein along with vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids and fiber. But conflicting research has created uncertainty about consuming soy. A research summary…

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6 Benefits and Uses of Soybean Oil

Rachael LinkNov 11, 2019

Soybean oil is a vegetable oil that’s extracted from the seeds of the soybean plant. Between 2018 and 2019, around 62 million tons (56 million…

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Skeletal Benefits of Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Nov 5, 2019

There may be two important reasons for women with breast cancer to consume soy. The skeletal benefits of soy have been investigated in earnest for…

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Soy and Thyroid: Vindication for Soy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Oct 19, 2019

Over the past 30 years, soyfoods have been plagued by several controversies. The soy and breast cancer relationship has unquestionably been the most contentious one.…

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Decades of Research Show Soy Protein Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Sep 28, 2019

Two newly published analyses support the efficacy of soy protein for lowering blood cholesterol levels.1,2 Published in top tier peer-reviewed nutrition and medical journals, the combined…

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Pilot Study: Soybean Oil Alleviates Cancer-Related Fatigue

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Aug 28, 2019

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center recently reported that supplementing the diet with soybean oil significantly reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors.1  Although…

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Decades of Research Show Soy Protein Lowers LDL-Cholesterol

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Aug 14, 2019

Two newly published analyses support the efficacy of soy protein for lowering blood cholesterol levels.1,2 Published in top tier peer-reviewed nutrition and medical journals, the…

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Unlocking the Health Benefits of Soy Flours

M. Hikmet BoyaciogluJul 25, 2019

Globally, health and wellness have been a driving force for bakery during the past few decades. According to Euromonitor International, bakery leads the pack in…

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Soy Improves Cognition, Recent Studies Indicate

Soy Nutrition InstituteJul 11, 2019

Just about a year ago, this blog addressed the relationship between soy and cognitive function, a controversial topic given some of the older epidemiologic findings.1,2 The…

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Perspective on Breast Cancer and Soy Controversy

Mark Messina, Ph.D.Jul 10, 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…

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New Study Confirms Soy Protein Lowers Cholesterol

Soy Nutrition InstituteJun 15, 2019

New research published in the Journal of Nutrition, by David Jenkins, MD, PhD and colleagues from the University of Toronto, shows that soy protein significantly…

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New Insights About Soy and Prostate

Mark Messina, Ph.D.May 17, 2019

Men who regularly consume soy are less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don’t.  New research from Ohio State University provides one reason…

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High Oleic Soybean Oil Recognized by FDA as Heart Healthy

South Dakota SoybeanMar 26, 2019

Now, more than ever, consumers are paying attention to the food that they are eating and the health implications of their dietary decisions. High oleic…

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Research Studies Show Soy’s Benefits for Skin Health

Linda FunkFeb 11, 2019

Soyfoods including tofu, tempeh, edamame and soymilk from U.S.-grown soybeans are a superior plant protein choice, but consuming soy may offer other lesser-known benefits beyond…

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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…

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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…

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FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim for Soy Oil

Lisa HumphreysAug 1, 2017

New claim adds advantage for U.S. soybean farmers with food industry Soybean oil can be part of a healthy diet. Now soybean farmers – and…