Glycine max

What is Glycine max?

Glycine max meaning A plant of Asian origin that produces beans used in many food products. Soy products contain isoflavones (estrogen-like substances) that are being studied for the prevention of cancer, hot flashes that occur with menopause, and osteoporosis (loss of bone density). Soy products in the diet may lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Also called soy, soya and soybean.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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