Women who drink three or more bowls of miso soup per day are 40 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than women who drink less than one bowl, researchers claimed Wednesday.

A report published the same day in the U.S. Journal of the National Cancer Institute states that frequent consumption of miso soup may be associated with reduced risk of breast cancer, as isofalvones, which are abundant in soy, have proved to be effective in curbing the disease.

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