15 May '11, 2pm

How Healthy Is Soy? #green

But there may be a dark side to soy’s popularity and abundance . “Many of soy’s health benefits have been linked to isoflavones—plant compounds that mimic estrogen,” reports Lindsey Konkel in Environmental Health News. “But animal studies suggest that eating large amounts of those estrogenic compounds might reduce fertility in women, trigger premature puberty and disrupt development of fetuses and children.” But before you dump out all your soy foods, note that the operative phrase here is “large amounts” which, in laboratory science, can mean amounts substantially above what one would consume in real life.

Full article: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/2011/05/15/how-healthy-is-soy/

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