In this medical video learn how in one study, nearly 70 percent of men who consumed soy saw their disease either improve or remain stable.
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Jennifer Matthews: Every day, Art Blumenthal has his milk. But his milk is soy milk. He hopes it will slow the growth of his prostate cancer. Art Blumenthal: Anything we can do, especially something as inexpensive as taking soy, would be a swell idea. Jennifer Matthews: The idea to consume soy came about after Art was part of a research study looking at soy and prostate cancer. Dr. Nagi B. Kumar: Populations that consume isoflavones or soy and soy products have the lowest rate of these hormonal cancers. Jennifer Matthews: Doctor Nagi Kumar says isoflavones are the key ingredient in soy for cancer patients. Her research focused on PSA level, which is an indicator of prostate cancer progression. The study shows, in 69 percent of the men taking soy, PSA levels either dropped or remained stable. 20 percent had a 3.0-reduction in just three months. Dr. Nagi B. Kumar: It's not vitamin I yet, but I predict it's going to be vitamin Isoflavones because it's vital to prevent disease like cancer. Jennifer Matthews: Doctor Kumar recommends men and women eat two to three ounces of soy, two to three times a week, instead of relying on a supplement. Dr. Nagi B. Kumar: It's so much easier, and the absorption, the utilization is much better as a food product than a capsule. Art Blumenthal: First of all, it's not so bad to take, and second of all, it might help. Jennifer Matthews: For something so simple, that's a gamble Art's willing to take. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.