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Superman's Wife Didn't Smoke! Protect Against Lung Cancer! Take Soy!

Updated on March 10, 2012
Superman's wife didn't smoke but she got lung cancer.
Superman's wife didn't smoke but she got lung cancer.

Don't Smoke? Protect Yourself From Lung Cancer...

Everyone remembers Christopher Reeve, that dashing, daring Superman of movie fame who became a quadriplegic in an unfortunate horse jumping accident. He died in 2004. 

His wife, Dana, was diagnosed with lung cancer about a year after his death and she never smoked a cigarette!

The point is: Superman's wife never smoked and she died of lung cancer. So what can you do to protect yourself against this dreaded disease. 

Japanese researchers studied soy.
Japanese researchers studied soy.

Far Away in Japan...

Japanese researchers were conducting a study of 75,000 men and women over an 11-year period and found that those who consumed the greatest amount of isoflavones, found in soy products, had the lowest chance of developing lung cancer. 

There's nothing like tofu!
There's nothing like tofu!

The Good News and the Bad News... Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks..

The good news is that soy protected those who had never smoked, but did nothing for those who smoked previously or currently.

I take soy supplements every day since i don't eat soy products like tofu, miso soups, or soy milk. Soy has wonderful properties and not just those related to lung cancer and protection. That's just one of soy's many, wonderful benefits!

Moral of the story: Take your soy, whether through diet or supplements!

CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.


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