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does soy contain estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, however, very dilute in soy products.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Phytoestrogen: Soy contains phystoestrogen, also known as plant estrogens, a weak form of estrogen.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What if I dont want to take estrogen or my health care professional recommends that I not take it?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
That's OK: No one has to take estrogen if they don't want to do so. However, if you are menopausal, you should make sure you have testing for osteoporosis risk as bone loss due to lack of estrogen can be prevented by other means as well.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Does budlight have estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Beer has estrogen if it contains hops, as most beers do. Hops are very estrogenic, and young girls picking hops have been reported to have early puberty. It is not surprising then that male breast enlargement and impotence are also associated with heavy beer consumption. A little research reveals to me that budlight does indeed contain hops, so the answer is an unequivocal yes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
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-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do you get more estrogen naturally?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods, notably in soy products. However, one might ask why you want to get more estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. . To answer you question better, i would have to know what your objective is.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

How common are estrogen secreting tumors, and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Very uncommon: Typically abnormal bleeding is the presenting symptom. They are very uncommon.

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