Flashback Friday: Who Shouldn't Eat Soy?

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NutritionFacts .org
20 Oct 2020

How can soy foods have it both ways, pro-estrogenic effects in some organs that can protect bones and reduce hot flash symptoms, yet also anti-estrogenic effects in others that protect against breast and endometrial cancer?

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What if you’re at high risk for breast cancer? See BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/brca-breast-cance

What if you already have breast cancer? See:

Breast Cancer Survival and Soy (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/breast-cancer-sur
Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors? (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/Is-Soy-Healthy-fo
How to Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/How-to-Block-Brea

What if you have fibroids? See Should Women with Fibroids Avoid Soy? (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/should-women-with

What about hot flashes? See Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopause Hot Flashes. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/Soy-Phytoestrogen

What about genetically modified soy? See GMO Soy and Breast Cancer. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/gmo-soy-and-breas

Not all phytoestrogens are beneficial, though. See What Are the Effects of the Hops Phytoestrogen in Beer? and The Most Potent Phytoestrogen Is in Beer. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/what-are-the-effe and (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/the-most-potent-p

How deleterious is hormone replacement therapy? See How Did Doctors Not Know About the Risks of Hormone Therapy?. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/how-did-doctors-n

Synthetic estrogens used in animal agriculture are also a concern. For more on this, see Zeranol Use in Meat and Breast Cancer. (https://nutritionfacts.org/vid....eo/zeranol-use-in-me

The original video aired on November 25th 2016.

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