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Should food with phytoestrogens be avoided by breast cancer survivors? how much phytoestrogens in food is bad?

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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
General Surgery 31 years experience
Moderation: You should not avoid them but not seek them out either. The data shows some estrogenic effects but the amounts in most foods is small. It's the supplements with higher doses that should be avoided. Especially w er pos cancers.

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