Soybeans, an excellent source of dietary peptides, have antihypertensive, anticholesterol, and antioxidant activities, and appear to prevent cancer. The processing of soy protein into peptides in the GI tract greatly increases their healthful effects by exposing active groups within the amino acid chain. Lunasin, one of the most promising of these peptides, has been shown in recent studies to be an effective anti-cancer agent. Found in a variety of readily available foods, lunasin is an accessible component to healthy living.
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- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology