A 34-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

is it true that soy beans are bad for men sperms fertility?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Unlikely. : You are correct in that soybean contain phytoestrogens, which have weak hormonal activity and theoretically can reduce fertillity. There is, however, no conclusive evidence that it does, and many cultures which consume large amounts of soy do not have appreciably different rates of paternity and infertillity. No randomized trials exist, however, and this is an area of intense study.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: In general that is true for sperm and eggs. However changes are more significant for women and become evident at a younger age for women (on average). ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No data found: I was unable to find any data that speaks either for or against the use of zinc in low sperm counts. Sorry. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not likely: It's just a multivitamin pill. It shouldn't affect your sperm. Remember: the doctors who extol the virtues of this and similar pills are people who ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
No reason for ....: Nutritional supplement of such has no reason to suppress egg production or hormonal change. But, for more detailing, please ask your Doc and work with ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month