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A 31-year-old male asked:

I heard soy-based protein is bad for males. is this true?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
In excess: Soy has some estrogen- like substances, but moderate consumption is fine.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Processed soy: There is good evidence that fermented organic soy is part of a healthy lifestyle for men & women -think miso, tempah, etc... However, the highly processed soy found in textured vegetable protein and soy milk is not healthy. Most commercial non-organic soy is processed using highly toxic hexane. I recmmend avoiding all non-organic processed soy.

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