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too much soy estrogen

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, how ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Phytoestrogen: Soy contains phystoestrogen, also known as plant estrogens, a weak form of estrogen.

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
None: There are really no foods that are really rich in estrogens.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
35 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walid Harb
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Plant estrogens safe: All soy products as well as other plant products like beans, sprouts & even garlic have plant based Estrogens called phytoestrogens. They are weaker t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular menses: Estrogen has a proliferative affect on the endometrial lining. Of course, if this is being done to mitigate menopausal symptoms, one can expect such ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: Soy does have some estrogenic compounds. You should not stay away from soy. Estrogen will not turn you into a girl. Lots of foods have small amounts o ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly promotes: Soy may act as a weak estrogen and provide some relief from menopausal symptoms. The effect is small at best and there are no medical concerns with it ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not to worry: This is ok.
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Bad but...: Soy has properties that mimic estrogen to a certain degree. So obviously it would be beneficial to menopausal women with symptoms. It is not however, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estra ... Read More
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