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Doctor insights on: Soy Lecithin Vs Soybean Oil

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Is there a formula milk for babies with out soy based, soy lecithin, soy bean oil?

Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Is soy safe during pregnancy? Should i avoid anything with soy, like soybean oil, soy sauce, & soy lecithin? Read that estrogen in soy can affect baby

Soy is ok: Too much can be a problem like anything else. It is best to read labels and look for non gmo soy (90% is genetically engineered). Soy can have estrogenic affects. It is better to avoid if you know you have a boy. If youdo not know the sex, be sensible...Read labels and do not overdo. You do not need to avoid everything with soy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia Dr. Sia
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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4 wks pregnet.why is it bad to take soy lecithin if iam having a boy? What do estogen levels have anything to do with that? Is soy lecithin capsuls ok

4 wks pregnet.why is it bad to take soy lecithin if iam having a boy? What do estogen levels have anything to do with that? Is soy lecithin capsuls ok

Stay safe: avoid: No hard scientific evidence is available or known about the use of lecithin during pregnancy. Many would be very conservative and say to avoid supplementation during pregnancy. Discuss use of this and other supplements with your OB. I wouldn't worry about the soy intake and association with phytoestrogen-endocrine disruption. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Compare and contrast soy lecithin vs soy protein?

Compare and contrast soy lecithin vs soy protein?

Big difference!: Lecithin is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues composed of phosphoric acid, choline, fatty acids, glycerol, and triglycerides. An example-spray on pam! soy protein is prtein derived from soy, and contains Amino Acids necessary for life! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Are foods containing soy lecithin is good for g6pd deficinet?

Are foods containing soy lecithin is good for g6pd deficinet?

Soy lechitin: Soy lechitin is not recommended for kids with g6pd defiency. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ekizian Dr. Ekizian
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can one with a soy allergy be treated with soy lecithin to build an immunity?

Can one with a soy allergy be treated with soy lecithin to build an immunity?

Probably not: We generally do not instruct patients with soy allergy to avoid soy lecithin. Processed soybean oil is considered safe in patients with soy allergy. No cure for food allergy is available. Strict avoidance of the food allergen is the only therapeutic option. There are some experimental strategies on the horizon, though, such as oral, sublingual, and subcutaneous immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Is there a healthy, or at least not unhealthy, source of lecithin for stabilizing? I have a bad feeling about soy lecithin because of soy estrogens.

Is there a healthy, or at least not unhealthy, source of lecithin for stabilizing? I have a bad feeling about soy lecithin because of soy estrogens.

There is no known: medical benefit to taking lecithin in any form. What are you attempting to "stabilize". Lecithin won't do it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all,this means no favism?don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

2y baby ate 1 tsp nutella containing soy lecithin and no allergy at all,this means no favism?don't 've to make sure with test? Can safely eat beans?

About favism...: Surviving a meal of Nutella is not a test for favism (G6PD deficiency). The G6PD test is a simple blood test that any lab can do. The result is a percentage (for example: 20% would mean the person has only 20% of the G6PD that an average normal person has). If deficient, broad beans such as fava beans are a no-no. People may want to avoid other legumes and beans; some beans are worse than others. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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For 8-10 years, I supplemented with a high dosage of soy lecithin for its cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic benefits. Recently this is not popular. Is it likely I did any damage? No symptoms.

For 8-10 years, I supplemented with a high dosage of soy lecithin for its cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic benefits. Recently this is not popular. Is it likely I did any damage? No symptoms.

No harm done: Soy products are healthy, yet there is always some controversy about all good nutrients , off and on. You should eat a healthy diet with ample amount of fruits, grains and veggies and avoid excess of animal fats. Top it up with more physical activity(walk daily) and you will not have to worry about taking any supplements!!. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Matos Dr. Matos
Integrative Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Girl, 6, allergic to nuts 40, 80 kua/l, soy 4, 62 kua/l and others. Should we avoid soy lecithin? What about food that "may contain traces of soy"?

Girl, 6, allergic to nuts 40, 80 kua/l, soy 4, 62 kua/l and others. 

Should we avoid soy lecithin? What about food that "may contain traces of soy"?

Lecithin is safe.: Now for the "traces of soy" question: it all depends on the reaction that triggered the soy allergy discovery. If she had a severe reaction when she ate something which contained soy, then you have to be careful with those products. Be extra careful. They are warning you. Would you feed it to her if it said "this may poison your child." now, if her reactions were mild, see comment below. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I had a healthy shake that had soy lecithin in it will that cause high estrogen and breast cancer I'm worried?

I had a healthy shake that had soy lecithin in it will that cause high estrogen and breast cancer I'm worried?

A Shake: One shake is not going to alter your risk for anything. Soy lecithin is not a harmful substance anyway and is not a risk factor for breast cancer or any other disease. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Is the soya lecithin has the same side effect like soya bean oil for g6pd?

Is the soya lecithin has  the same side effect like soya bean  oil for g6pd?

Possibly: Different people with g6pd deficiency are affected to a greater or lesser extent. Those who are very sensitive need to avoid all soy products completely. Better safe than sorry. See: http://g6pddeficiency.Org/wp/living-with-g6pd-deficiency/g6pd-deficiency-foods-to-avoid-list/#.Ugbotpi3uag. ...Read more

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu Dr. Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Can a simple micro-emulsion be made with everclear, lecithin, olive oil, and water?

Can a simple micro-emulsion be made with everclear, lecithin, olive oil, and water?

No: Everclear it s a very concentrated solution of alcohol. Can cause burning of the skin and irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Gopinath Upamaka Dr. Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Osmania University, Gandhi Medical College
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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Are foods cooked in soybean oil bad for men? I heard soy products are not good for men. Same for soybean oil? Thank you.

Are foods cooked in soybean oil bad for men? I heard soy products are not good for men.  Same for soybean oil? Thank you.

Too much is no good: Soy products have been dietary staples in asia for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Soy can contain compounds that affect thyroid function, and can be mildly estrogenic. Excessive intake, especially of processed soy products, e.g. Texturized soy protein, as opposed to natural sources like edamames, tofu, tempeh, could conceivably be a problem; mostly not. Soy oil doesn't have those chemicls. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Kibrick Dr. Kibrick
Clinical Psychology
42 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause ED and infertility in men?

I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause  ED and infertility in men?

Unlikely: I know of no evidence for such a causal relationship. The amount of soy in a multivitamin is unlikely to cause either ED or infertility. Both the coreg (carvedilol) and the clonodine you are taking can lower BP, and clonodine has known side effects that affect sexual function. Talk with your doctor about side effects of your meds, and consider a consult with a health psychologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Judy Dr. Judy
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Why is soy bean hard to digest?

Why is soy bean hard to digest?

Cooked? : Perhaps you mean when they are dry and hard, right from the field. Soy beans and derivative products such as tofu are a mainstay foodstuff for millions of people, especially in asia. They are served at local restaurants in the form of edamame, which is quite good. They have been cooked. This is no different than oats or wheat straight from the field. ...Read more

Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Why is canola or soy cooking oil for allergies?

Better than corn?: Good morning, corn is more allergenic ; any oil of animal origin could also be more allergy inducing. However there is no scientific data to support the claim. However, there are increasing incidence of soy allergy reported on children. ...Read more