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Too much soy in my diet?
      #201 - 01/30/03 05:51 PM
pamk

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A friend recently told me that it was not healthy for women in their child-bearing years to have too much soy in their diet. Has anyone else heard this theory and can enlighten me?

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Re: Too much soy in my diet? new
      #204 - 01/30/03 06:17 PM
HeatherAdministrator

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Hi Pam - This is not sound advice. Americans have very little soy in their diets compared to many other nations with much lower chronic health condition rates, such as Asian countries. There is extremely strong evidence that soy lowers the risk of reproductive cancers, heart disease, and osteoporosis. If anything, women in their childbearing years should be eating soy as regularly as possible. There is direct evidence that soy, which contains phytoestrogens, helps lower female cancers that are associated with higher estrogen levels and lifetime exposure (like breast cancer).

Here's a link to an excellent, peer-reviewed, medical study on soy benefits specifically for women's health:

http://www.nhir.com/tests/soywomenshealth.pdf

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Heather

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Re: Too much soy in my diet? new
      #219 - 01/31/03 06:02 AM
pamk

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Thanks for the REAL facts!

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