Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Soybean and Health

Edited by Hany El-Shemy

Cairo University

Worldwide, soybean seed proteins represent a major source of amino acids for human and animal nutrition. Soybean seeds are an important and economical source of protein in the diet of many developed and developing countries. Soy is a complete protein, and soy-foods are rich in vitamins and minerals. Soybean protein provides all the essential amino acids in the amounts needed for human health. Recent research suggests that soy may also lower risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health problems, and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. This volume is expected to be useful for student, researchers and public who are interested in soybean.

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Soybean and HealthEdited by Hany El-Shemy

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1007

ISBN: 978-953-307-535-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5171-5

Copyright year: 2011

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131573 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

89 Web of Science Citations

112 Dimensions Citations


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1. Soybean Products Consumption in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

By Iván Palomo, Luis Guzmán, Elba Leiva, Verónica Mujica, Gilda Carrasco, Nora Morgado and Daniel R. González


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2. Fermented Soybean Products and Their Bioactive Compounds

By Hye Jeong Yang, Sunmin Park, Valeriy Pak, Kyung Rhan Chung and Dae Young Kwon


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3. Effects of Soya Oil upon the Metabolic Syndrome of ω3-Depleted Rats

By Willy J. Malaisse and Yvon A. Carpentier


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4. The Effect of Flavonoids in Soybean Products in Lymphocytes from IBD and Colon Cancer Patients After Treatment with Food Mutagens and Hydrogen Peroxide

By Mojgan Najafzadeh, Malgorzata Kurzawa-Zegota, Adolf Baumgartner, P. Dominic Reynolds, Justin B. Davies and Diana Anderson


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5. Effects of Dietary Soybean Trypsin Inhibitors on Detection of Resistance to Pyrethroid and Spinosad Insecticides in Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

By Robin V. Gunning and Graham D. Moores


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6. Conjugated Linoleic Acid: A Milk Fatty Acid with Unique Health Benefit Properties

By Kathirvelan Chinnadurai and Amrish Tyagi


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7. Lunasin, a Cancer Preventive Seed Peptide

By Blanca Hernández-Ledesma, Chia-Chien Hsieh, Vermont Dia, Elvira González de Mejia and Ben O. de Lumen


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8. Insights into the Pharmacological Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Catecholamine System

By Nobuyuki Yanagihara, Yumiko Toyohira, Minhui Liu, Susumu Ueno, Masato Tsutsui and Han Zhang


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9. Occurrence of Biogenic Amines in Soybean Food Products

By Shruti Shukla, Jong-Kyu Kim and Myunghee Kim


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10. Biologically Active Molecules from Soybeans

By Michio Kurosu


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11. From Soybean Phytosterols to Steroid Hormones

By Feng-Qing Wang, Kang Yao and Dong-Zhi Wei


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12. Genistein Derivatization – From a Dietary Supplement to a Pharmaceutical Agent

By Aleksandra Rusin and Zdzisław Krawczyk


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13. Soybean Oil: Production Process, Benefits and Uses in Pharmaceutical Dosage Form

By H. Yesim Karasulu, Ercüment Karasulu, Mevlüt Büyükhelvacıgil, Mustafa Yıldız, Ahmet Ertugrul, Kadir Büyükhelvacıgil, Zeliha Ustün and Nilay Gazel


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14. Beneficial Effects of Bioactive Peptides Derived from Soybean on Human Health and Their Production by Genetic Engineering

By Chin Feng Liu and Tzu Ming Pan


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15. Soy Isoflavones as Bioactive Ingredients of Functional Foods

By Lutz Mariane


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16. Soybean Oil: How Good or How Bad in Comparison with Other Dietary Oils in the Context of Colon Cancer

By Tatiana Fiche Salles Teixeira, Ana Paula Boroni Moreira, Damiana Diniz Rosa and Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio


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17. Anti-Diarrhoeal Aspects of Fermented Soya Beans

By P.J. Roubos-van den Hil and M.J.R. Nout


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18. Antioxidant and Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Soy Foods and Cardiovascular Disease

By Eugene A. Borodin, Iraida G. Menshikova, Vladimir A. Dorovskikh, Natalya A. Feoktistova, Mikhail A. Shtarberg, Tatyana V. Aksenova, Takashi Yamamoto, Kiyoharu Takamatsu, Hiroyuki Mori and Shigeru Yamamoto


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19. Important Minor Soybens Proteins: Soybean Allergens and Enzymes Inhibitors

By Lenka Vorlova


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20. Soybean Allergens: Presence, Detection and Methods for Mitigation

By Weihua Wade Yang, Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, Huanyu Zheng and Youngsoo Lee


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21. Nutritional and Bioactive Compounds of Soybean: Benefits on Human Health

By Hércia Stampini Duarte Martino, Leandro de Morais Cardoso, Sônia Machado Rocha Ribeiro, Maria Inês de Souza Dantas, Newton Deniz Piovesan and Elvira De Mejía


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22. Polyamines - The Principal Candidate Substance of Soybean-Induced Health

By Kuniyasu Soda


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