2nd October 2019

scientificamerican
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Can eating too much soy be bad for you?

Seeking healthful foods, Americans are eating more soy than ever. But recent research with animals shows that consuming large amounts could have harmful effects on female fertility and reproductive development. Many of soy's health benefits have been linked to isoflavones—plant compounds that mimic estrogen.

Likewise, people ask, can breast cancer survivors eat soy?

Though the estrogen-like properties of soy seem like they could increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence or mortality (death), current studies suggest that eating moderate amounts of soy foods is safe for breast cancer survivors.
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