Our expert says:
There is some evidence that soy has an oestrogen effect. If you click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and do search for an article I wrote this year on "DO SOY FOODS CAUSE INFERTILITY?", then you will see what the general consensus is at the moment. If you use this product as part of a balanced diet and don't start living off it exclusively, then there should not be a problem. In women excessive intakes of soy foods may pose a danger in regard to women who have a personal or a family history of oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer. In males there seems to be a risk of infertility. Moderate intakes of soy and other legumes are, however, beneficial health-wise. It is all a matter of balance and moderation. There is no standard regarding consumption of a 'safe' amount of soy on a weekly basis, but if you also eat plenty of other foods (fruit, vegetables, milk, yoghurt, grains, cereals, nuts and other legumes) then this should not be a problem. The soy products sold in supermarkets are generally of high quality and should be safe to use.
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