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Doctor insights on: Soy Products And Estrogen

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What are soy products which can cause estrogen ? And examples .

Plant estrogens safe: All soy products as well as other plant products like beans, sprouts & even garlic have plant based Estrogens called phytoestrogens. They are weaker than the ones animals & humans produce. Normal consumption of those products are safe and without consequences. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?

I've been hearing mixed messages regarding soy and soy products and their effects on estrogen levels...Is soy good or bad for you?

Bad but...: Soy has properties that mimic estrogen to a certain degree. So obviously it would be beneficial to menopausal women with symptoms. It is not however, recommended for men or as a healthy alternative to other foods. ...Read more

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Does soy contain estrogen?

Yes: Soy contains phytoestrogens or plant estrogens. These are not the same as the human estrogen, but they have similar biologic activity. They are, however, very dilute in soy products. ...Read more

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What are estrogen rich foods besides soy products?

What are estrogen rich foods besides soy products?

None: There are really no foods that are really rich in estrogens. ...Read more

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Is it possible for soy to increase estrogen levels?

Is it possible for soy to increase estrogen levels?

Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens can have some of the same effects as estrogen in the body, but may not effect the measured estrogen levels. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat foods like soy that increase estrogen in women?

What happens if you eat foods like soy that increase estrogen in women?

Irregular menses: Estrogen has a proliferative affect on the endometrial lining. Of course, if this is being done to mitigate menopausal symptoms, one can expect such symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Is soy an estrogen? Should I stay away from soy if a boy?

Yes and no: Soy does have some estrogenic compounds. You should not stay away from soy. Estrogen will not turn you into a girl. Lots of foods have small amounts of Estrogens as well as other steroid hormones - red meat for example. This talk among some illiterate people about soy being bad for you (in moderate quantities like any food) especially if you're a male is absolute nonsense. Stopping beef is better! ...Read more

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Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Does soy milk contain estrogen?

Not per se: Soy contains plant phytoestrogens which are weak (very weak) activators of the estrogen receptor. The word "estrogen" commonly refers to 17-beta-estradiol, the most potent of the estrogen receptor stimulators found in the natural human circulation. ...Read more

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Could estrogen in soy ice cream help me gain weight?

Could estrogen in soy ice cream help me gain weight?

No: Unlikely. The sugar and fat in ice cream could make you gain weight, though. ...Read more

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Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Do soy proteins help in estrogen production in women?

Maybe not really: It depends on the type of soy fermented vs non fermented and the amount consumed. In order to raise estrogen one needs to take a lot of soy daily. However in general estrogen deficiency is not very common but Progesterone deficiency very common. ...Read more