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First Flemish soy harvested

Alpro, AVEVE, the Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have started a project for the cultivation of soy in Flanders. Five farmers want to achieve a joint soy crop of 100 tons on an area of ​​25 ha. In 2018 they want to double that area and by 2015 they aim for further growth to 1000 ha. The soy beans will be used for the production of soya milk and other soya foods by Alpro. 2017-06-30

Alpro has to adapt communication about yoghurt

The Brussels Court of Appeal that Alpro's soy products are not "variants" on dairy products, but they may be called "alternatives" to dairy. Alpro will adapt in the short term their texts on their packaging and webbsite in Belgium. 2015-03-24

Daidzein reduces growth of breast tumors in rodents

This study was designed to examine the anti-cancer effects of the isoflavone daidzein and its metabolites on rodents. 2013-01-08

Soy reduces risk of type 2 diabetes

This study concluded that based on the obtained figures unsweetened soy foods and isoflavones have a protective effect on the risk of type 2 diabetes. 2011-11-21

Soy protein reduces inflammation in mice with colitis ulcerosa

Researchers hoped to find a protective effect of the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus on ulcerative colitis in mice, but instead found that it was soy protein that was able to reduce inflammation. 2011-07-01

Alpro launches soy milks with functional ingredients

Alpro launches two new soy drinks with health-promoting additives: Alpro Plus Plant Sterols and Alpro Plus Calcium. 2011-03-07

New study supports cholesterol lowering effect of soy protein

A study shows that soy protein significant lowers total cholesterol and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol compared to milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels. 2011-01-10

Soy isoflavones may reduce sleep problems during menopause

According to the results of a Brazilian study published in Menopause, the journal of the North American menopause society. women who consumed soy isoflavones for 4 months had significantly less sleep problems than women given a placebo. 2010-10-29

Soy isoflavones reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

A Chinese study concluded that high dietary intake of soy isoflavones was associated with lower risk of recurrence among postmenopausal women with estrogen and progesterone positive breast cancer and those receiving the anti-cancer drug anastrozole. 2010-10-25

Third European Week of Soya

ENSA organizes from 20 to 27 September 2010 for the third time the Week of Soya. This year The Week is focusing on sustainable living and on ecological food in particular. 2010-09-16

Aldi lauches SoyPro soy products

Aldi recently introduced a complete and continuous range of soy products comprising natural soymilk, soymilk with vanilla, soy milkwith chocolate, vanilla dessert, chocolate dessert and soya cream. 2010-08-02

Soy may reduce hot flashes during menopause

Soy may reduce discomfort during menopause, according to a recent Italian study. Isoflavones, natural plant elements of soy, can reduce hot flashes. 2010-02-10

Soy may reduce breast cancer mortality

Researchers found that women with the highest intake of soy protein had a 29 percent lower risk of death and 32 per cent lower risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to patients with the lowest intake. 2009-11-04

Soy protects against ischemic stroke

A Chinees study found that persons who consumed minimum 300 g soy products had 77% less risk to develop stroke than those who consumed less than 50 gram soy products. 2009-09-12

Alpro sold to Dean Foods

Vandemoortele sold her Alpro Division to the Dean Foods for a transaction price of about $325 million. 2009-06-15

Soy isoflavones inhibits the growth of colon cancer

A Canadian study demonstrated that a lifetime exposure to soy isoflavones inhibited the growth of colon cancer in male Sprague-Dawley rats. 2009-02-20

Soy protein and metabolic syndrome

Habitual soy protein intake showed a sex-specific affect on the risk of metabolic syndrome, with slightly reduced risk in women but elevated risk in men. Additional work is needed to confirm these results and to determine the exact mechanisms of the observed effects. 2009-01-12

Soy reduces risk of breast cancer

Women who consume daily one portion soy have less chance of developing breast cancer. This emerges from a survey of more than 35,000 Chinese women. 2008-09-22

Soy products lower cholesterol

Even a moderate intake of soy protein can have a positive impact on the various blood lipids. This is evident from a new meta-analysis of the impact of soy protein on the cholesterol. 2008-08-06

Soybean inhibits progress of prostate cancer

Consuming soymilk three times a day can help in the fight against prostate cancer. A U.S. study indicated that regular soy consumption retards the progression of prostate cancer. 2008-06-17

Soy is tooth friendly

The consumption of soy seems beneficial to the health of the teeth. This emerges from a Japanese study involving nearly 4,000 Japanese students.Soybean and isoflavonen seem to protect against certain diseases of the gums and jaw. 2008-05-05

Risk of stroke may fall by 54 procent from normal soy consumption

For the first time a scientific study shows that a high soy consumption can significantly reduce the risk of developing a stroke. The research carried out in Japan indicates a risk reduction of no less than 54%. 2008-04-04

Soy offers answers to diabetes patients

The number of people with diabetes is increasing alarmingly. Worldwide there are now over 245 million people with diabetes and over 20 years there will be an estimated 380 million. 2008-03-08

Soy allergens reduced by fermentation

According to a research by scientist from the University of Illinois and the Instituto de Fermentaciones Industriales in Madrid fermentation can reduce the risk of soy allergy and increase the number of amino acids in soy products. 2008-01-09

Soy protein and hyperlipidemia

Xiao and co-workers at the Banting Research Centre, Ottawa, were the first to investigate the effect of alcohol-washed soy protein isolate (very low levels of isoflavones) and isoflavones on retinoic acid receptor gene expression and DNA binding activity in rats. 2007-12-01

Soya alleviates menopause discomfort

A leading American research, published in the Journal of Women's Health, shows that soybean alleviates menopausal discomfort. 2007-09-12

Soy isoflavones attenuate bone loss in early postmenopausal Chinese women

Soy isoflavones significantly attenuate bone loss of the spine and femoral neck bones of postmenopausal Chinese women. The soy isoflavones probably work by inhibiting bone resorption. 2006-06-20

Soy protein enhances cholesterol-lowering effect of plant sterol esters

A combined treatment with plant sterol esters and soy protein lowers plasma lipids and non-HDL cholesterol more than the individual ingredients. 2004-08-16

Soymilk allowed in US school meals

As from May 19, 2004, legislation has passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee to make it easier for children to drink soymilk instead of cow's milk, as a part of their school meals 2004-06-10

Soy food consumption is associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease in Chinese women.

Japanese researchers found that soy food consumption was inversely associated with the risk of coronary heart disease. 2003-09-18

Women with low iron stores absorb iron from soybeans

The authors concluded that soybeans appear to be a good source of iron in marginally iron-deficient individuals and can be used as a novel way to combat iron deficiencies worldwide. 2003-03-10

Isoflavones levels in Japanese men and women

Scientists measured the concentrations of four phytoestrogens in serum samples obtained from Japanese and British individuals older than 40 years. They found that Japaneses had 15 time higher isoflavones levels. 2002-11-05

Eating soy foods during childhood may reduce breast cancer risk

Soy intake was associated with a significant reduced risk of breast cancer and that this risk may be further reduced by high intake as an adult. 2002-08-26

Soy isoflavones relieve menopausal symptoms

Treatment with 100 mg soy isoflavones daily may be a safe and effective alternative therapy for postmenopausal symptoms. 2002-03-25


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