Soy – The Healthiest Food in the World?

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Presenter: Ian Rowland

Published: February 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: soy soya tofu miso health

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry

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The inhabitants of the Japanese region of Okinawa are officially the longest lived population in the world and also have one of the lowest mortality rates from chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and dementia.  This has in part been ascribed to their diet, which is very high in soy-based foods like tofu and miso. So is the consumption of soy a recipe for a long and healthy life and should we in the UK be eating more of it?