William G. Helferich

Dr. William G. Helferich

Food safety and toxicology; effect of natural chemicals present in foods on chronic diseases such as breast cancer. Dr. Helferich has research interests in the effect of phytochemicals on chronic diseases, and his focus is on the isoflavone genistein from soy, which acts as an estrogen. It is important for the general public to understand the importance of a healthy diet and not rely on chemicals to eliminate their bad eating habits.

Professor; helferic@illinois.edu; more detail here.