Scientists Learn How Soyfoods Protect Against Colon Cancer

University of Illinois scientists have evidence that lifelong exposure to genistein, a bioactive component in soy foods, protects against colon cancer by repressing a signal that leads to accelerated growth of cells, polyps, and eventually malignant tumors. “DNA methylation and histone modification of Wnt genes by genistein during colon cancer development” will appear in an upcoming issue of Carcinogenesis.