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  1. Introduction
  2. What soy is used for
  3. How glycine is used
  4. Science Says
  5. Cautions and side effects



Soy is also known as Glycine max. It is part of the pea family and has been used in China and traditional chinese medicine for over five thousand years. In America it as used as a food additive or food. The beans contain isoflavones; these compounds are similar to estrogen a female hormone.

What glycine is used for


Glycine products are used to halt as well as treat various conditions. This includes, menopausal symptoms like osteoporosis, hot flashes, high blood pressure, prostate and breast cancer.

How glycine is used


It is obtainable in dietary supplements. It comes in capsule and tablet form. Isoflavones might be contained in glycine supplements and glycine protein. The beans are usually cooked and eaten. It is also used to create milk tofu as well as other foods.

Science Says


Various human studies that conclude that putting glycine in the diet can decrease blood levels of low-density lipoprotein and bad cholesterol.

There is growing evidence from human and animal studies that a chemical called genisten in glycine protects against breast cancer development, although only if it is taken during puberty.

A researcher at the British Journal of Cancer said ". The challenge now, is for scientists to understand precisely why soy appears to provide a shield against the most common cancer in women."

Cautions and side effects


Glycine is thought to be safe for the majority of people when for used for short periods as food or a dietary supplement.

Bowel problems and minor stomach and like bloating, constipation and nausea are possible.

Allergic reactions like breathing problems as well as rashes can happen in rare cases.The use of glycine is usually not encouraged in patients who have hormone sensitive cancers, like uterine, breast and ovarian cancer. This is because of concerns about the estrogen like effects.

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