The 46 that you refer to were those that had already undergone treatment, therapy, hormones etc. The soy supplement did not have any effect on them:
Yes, there was no effect on this group. And it is quite common for those that have had prostate surgery to see increases in PSA even after the treatment. The effect cannot be attributed to soy supplementation alone. Rather than causing their psa to rise, the more accurate conclusion is that the soy could not stop their PSA from rising. A subtle difference that might go over your head.In the study, 62 men with biopsy-proven prostate cancer and elevated PSA levels were given 5 grams a day of genistein concentrated polysaccharide for six months. Sixteen of the men were on watchful waiting for their disease. The remaining 46 had undergone surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.
But, the group of 16 that had NO PREVIOUS TREATMENT at all did seem to get some benefits from the soy.
So, in fact Athena's link proved the complete opposite point to the one that she was trying to make. And she made a total fool out of herself. As have you, by trying to support her indefensible argument.Among the 16 men on watchful waiting, three stopped therapy due to diarrhoea. Of the 13 who completed the study, eight saw a drop in their PSA level, with the decreases in PSA ranging from 3 per cent to 61 per cent.