Soy has become a food that is increasingly controversial. Depending on where you look, you will find differential opinions on whether it is healthy or detrimental to our health. Just about a decade ago, soy milk was at the forefront of the milk alternative craze, and soy was touted as the next best high-quality protein. However, recently, there are claims that soy increases breast cancer risk, can cause feminization in men, and may even inhibit thyroid function. Are these claims legit? Should we be worried about the amount of soy we consume?
The article below can help us separate fact from fiction. Research has proven again and again that soy is not harmful, but that it has no effect on breast cancer development and might actually have a protective effect against it. This is due to compounds called phytoestrogens which are found in abundance in soy foods. If you are interested in finding out more, click the article below or watch the video link, as Dr. Michael Gregor does a fantastic job of guiding us through the scientific research and determining fact from fiction.
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Kirstin Berrington is an AURA Team member with a passion for all things nutrition and health. As a nutritionist, she is equipped with a B.Sc. in Human Nutritional Sciences to help answer all your food-related questions.