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Mark J. Messina

Program Director In the Diet and Cancer Branch

National Cancer Institute

HQ Phone:  (301) 435-3848

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National Cancer Institute

6116 EXECUTIVE BOULEVARD SUITE 3036A 3036A

Bethesda, Maryland,20892

United States

Company Description

The National Cancer Institute leads the National Cancer Program and the NIH's efforts to dramatically reduce the prevalence of cancer and improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through research into prevention and cancer biology, the developm... more.

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Background Information

Employment History

Adjunct Associate Professor

Loma Linda University


Affiliations

Nutrition Journal

President


American Botanical Council

Advisory Board Member


Medifast Weight Control Centers Inc

Scientific Advisory Board Member


International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Board Member


United Soybean Board

Member, Scientific Advisory Boards


DrSoy Nutrition LLC

Scientific Advisory Board Member


Archer Daniels Midland Company

Member, Scientific Advisory Boards


Produce

Member, Scientific Advisory Boards


MaximumASP LLC

Scientific Advisory Board Member


Education

National Cancer Institute


MS


MS degree

nutrition

University of Michigan


Ph.D.


PhD

Loma Linda University


doctorate

nutrition

Michigan State University


Web References(197 Total References)


Health Experts - United Soybean Board

www.soyconnection.com [cached]

Mark J. Messina, Ph.D.
Health Experts - United Soybean Board Mark J. Messina, Ph.D. Mark Messina offers a wide range of expertise on the health benefits of soy. After receiving a MS degree in nutrition from the University of Michigan in 1982 and a Ph.D. in nutrition from Michigan State University in 1987, Dr. Messina directed the Diet and Cancer Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. His primary responsibility was to identify research needs in the area of diet and cancer prevention and to make recommendations for government funding of research projects. In 1990, Dr. Messina organized a workshop on the role of soy in cancer prevention. As a result of this effort, the National Cancer Institute allocated three million dollars toward research on soybeans. Since leaving the National Cancer Institute in 1992, Dr. Messina has devoted his time primarily to the study of the health benefits of soyfoods. He writes extensively on this subject, and has given more than 300 presentations to both consumer and professional groups throughout the United States and in more than 25 countries. Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board and a regular columnist for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 100,000 dietitians and other health professionals. He has organized and chaired the biannual international symposium on the role of soy in preventing and treating chronic disease since its inception. Today, he sits on scientific advisory boards for the Archer Daniels Midland Company, the United Soybean Board, and the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Dr. Messina co-owns Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, as well as teaching as an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University Mark J. Messina, Ph.D.


Nutrition & Health Show

nutritionandhealthshow.co.uk [cached]

Professor Mark MessinaNutrition & Health ShowDr. Messina Dr. Messina is the co-owner of Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company and an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University.He is a former (1982-1987) program director with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and while at the NCI he initiated a $3 million research program on the anticancer effects of soy.Since leaving the NCI Dr. Messina has devoted his time primarily to the study of the health effects of soyfoods and isoflavones.He writes extensively on these subjects, having published more than 50 articles and book chapters for health professionals, and has given more than 400 presentations to both consumer and professional groups throughout the United States and in 34 countries. Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board of, and writes a regular column for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 135,000 dietitians and other health professionals.He has also organized and chaired five international symposia on the role of soy in preventing and treating chronic disease and has organized soy meetings in China, India, and Brazil.Dr. Messina is also the co-author of three books, The Simple Soybean and Your Health (Avery Publishing Group, 1994), The Vegetarian Way (Crown Publishers, 1996), and The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications (Aspen Publishers, 1996, Jones and Barlett, 2004).


Malnutrition - causes of malnutrition

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Mark Messina holds a Ph.D in nutrition and is a world-renowned authority on the health benefits of soyfoods.Formerly Program Director, Diet and Cancer Branch of the National Cancer Institute of the USA, he is the co-author of "The Simple Soybean and Your Health" and other diet/health books for both consumers and health professionals.He is an associate professor at Loma Linda University and co-owner of Nutrition Matters Inc., a nutrition consulting company. http://www.olympus.net/messina


Food for Thought

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Student demand prompted Mark to conduct specific bread?making, oven building and organic vegetable growing classes, all of which attract body conscious gourmets.
New worlds from old are also on offer in Melini Jayaganesh's Taste of India classes. Theuse of spices is riot new in Australia? she points out. Mark Messina, Ph. D_ a former program director in the diet and cancer branch of the National Cancer Institute and co-author of The Simple Soybean awl Your Health (Avery, 1994), responds, "I'm not saying those stories are, but it bothers me as a scientist when anecdo1 is (given too much credence. Messina says it 1 s possible but unlikely that soy could affect fertility, "but as far as 1 know there's no problem with reproduction and fertility in the Japanese population or in the American vegetarian population [two groups that cat soy]." "There does exist a theoretical basis or raising concerns," Messina says in response to the formula charges. But, he adds, soy formula has been used in the United States for at least 30 years, with in it Any apparent harm to infants. '7o my knowledge there are no letters or case studies published in scientific journals citing problems in soy?fed infants that might be attributed to estrogenic effects. "The jury is still out as to whether soy or genistein reduces cancer risk,' says Mark Messina, Ph.C., co?author of The Simple Soybean and Your Health (Avery, 1994). 'The most solid research is that soy lowers cholesterol.


Avoid Soy the Minefield at the Grocery Store Part Two

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Insights Gained from 20 Years of Soy Research1,2 Mark Messina*
Mark Messina, PhD, MS Messina is the co-owner of Nutrition Matters, Inc., a nutrition consulting company, an adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University, and the Executive Director of the Soy Nutrition Institute. He is a former program director with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he initiated a research program on the anticancer effects of soy. Since leaving the NCI, Dr. Messina has devoted his time to the study of the health effects of soyfoods and soybean isoflavones. He writes extensively on these subjects, having published more than 60 articles and book chapters for health professionals, and he has given more than 500 presentations to both consumer and professional groups in 42 countries. Dr. Messina is the chairperson of the editorial advisory board of, and writes a regular column for The Soy Connection, a quarterly newsletter that reaches over 500,000 dietitians and other health professionals. He has also organized and chaired eight international symposia on the role of soy in preventing and treating chronic disease and has organized soy meetings in China, India, Brazil, and Italy. Dr. Messina is the co-author of three books, The Simple Soybean and Your Health (Avery Publishing Group, 1994), The Vegetarian Way (Crown Publishers, 1996), and The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications (Aspen Publishers, 1996, Jones and Barlett, 2004). 35) http://thyroid.about.com/cs/soyinfo/a/soy_3.htm It's also troubling to note that the author of this study - and several other recent studies claiming soy is not a danger to the thyroid, is Mark Messina, PhD. Messina, though not a medical doctor, also goes by the name "Dr. Soy." Messina had been in charge of grant funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversaw a $3 million grant for soy studies. Soon after he left NIH, he was hired to serve on the scientific advisory boards of both the United Soybean Board, and international soy agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland. He still serves on both scientific advisory boards as a paid advisor. In addition to his work on these advisory boards, Messina is a consultant to the United Soybean Board and editor of its soy-related newsletter, and serves as a paid speaker and consultant to promote the positive benefits of soy for the United Soybean Board's "Soy Connection.". Messina has also published a number of books promoting soy. The "Political Friendster" website, which tracks corporate influence, has documented the close relationship between Messina and the various corporate players in the soy industry.


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