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confuse is eating soy good to block estrogen or promotes producing estrogen?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
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's use.

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