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  • The dietary supplement genistein can undermine breast cancer treatment

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      Food science and human nutrition professor William Helferich led a team that found that genistein supplements can interfere with a common breast cancer treatment.

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      Many supplements sold without a prescription and marketed to post-menopausal women include plant compounds, such as genistein, that can block the effectiveness of Letrozole, a breast cancer drug.

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