Scientists have demonstrated that a natural cancer drug can be obtained by soaking soybeans in water (Photo via Shutterstock)
Molecular structure of the soybean-derived Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor (BBI)
A group of plant scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered a new, inexpensive approach to extracting an powerful anticancer chemical from soybeans. The incidence of a number of common cancers (breast, colorectal, prostate, bladder, lymphoma, and oral cancers) is lower in Japan by a factor of two to ten times than in North America or Western Europe. The medical profession is edging toward a conclusion that a significant portion of the reduction in alimentary system cancers and breast cancer is associated with the importance of the humble soybean to Japanese diets.
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