Soybean bioactive peptides: A new horizon in preventing chronic diseases

Elvira De Mejia, Ben O. De Lumen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-95
Number of pages5
JournalSexuality, Reproduction and Menopause
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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