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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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