TY - CHAP A1 - Feng-Qing Wang A2 - Kang Yao A3 - Dong-Zhi Wei ED1 - Hany El-Shemy Y1 - 2011-09-12 PY - 2011 T1 - From Soybean Phytosterols to Steroid Hormones N2 - Worldwide, soybean seed proteins represent a major source of amino acids for human and animal nutrition. Soybean seeds are an important and economical source of protein in the diet of many developed and developing countries. Soy is a complete protein, and soy-foods are rich in vitamins and minerals. Soybean protein provides all the essential amino acids in the amounts needed for human health. Recent research suggests that soy may also lower risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health problems, and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. This volume is expected to be useful for student, researchers and public who are interested in soybean. BT - Soybean and Health SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/18808 DO - 10.5772/18808 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-15 ER -