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JSLATE2K SparkPoints: (23,441)
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6/15/12 9:26 P

I thought about this when I got home this evening and decided to go to a peer-reviewed medical site, WebMd.com, and see what they had to say about it. Here's some info, for those interested, dispelling the top 4 myths regarding soy products, including the myth that plant estrogens (keyword: plant), known as phytoestrogens, somehow effect hormones in people:
blogs.webmd.com/healthy-recipe-doctor/2011
/03/four-soy-food-myths-exposed.html


SPOORK Posts: 1,193
6/15/12 9:29 A

Yes, but I only eat non-GMO soy products.

N16351D Posts: 2,349
6/15/12 8:32 A

While not a "guy", I switched from cow's milk to Soy when my doctor told me to eliminate dairy from my diet. I actually like it on cereal with fresh fruit and in smoothies. But nothing compares to fresh ice cream. Soy Delicious frozen desert does not come close to ice cream.

FRANKELLIOTT Posts: 1,994
6/14/12 10:03 P

Almond milk

MCFITZ2 SparkPoints: (112,599)
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6/14/12 9:46 P

no

MS0669 SparkPoints: (40,000)
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6/14/12 9:18 P

I know nobody that drinks soy milk

GIANT-STEPS SparkPoints: (65,379)
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6/14/12 9:13 P

The phytoestrogens in soy are far weaker than the estrogens we produce. I avoid soy somewhat because as a vegetarian it is easy to overload on it. About the only thing I use milk on is cereal and Almond milk is best for that.

EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,678
6/14/12 3:11 P

my husband and i drink soy milk daily on our cereal.

JSLATE2K SparkPoints: (23,441)
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6/14/12 3:11 P

Tony,

I drink it - according to my doctor, the biggest concern is the potential for an increase in a hormone called prolactin (produced by women during nursing), but it has not been a problem for me. Incidentally, according to my doctor, that is a problem associated with all soy products, ie, tofu, tempeh and others. The key is moderation. If you're concerned, rice milk and almond milk are viable options.

~John

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,855
6/14/12 3:06 P

i wanted to try it but my husband looked at me and said i don't think so hunny hahahahaha

NEPTUNE1939 SparkPoints: (124,684)
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6/14/12 3:05 P

Occasionally

CONQUERGRAVITY Posts: 1,514
6/14/12 3:04 P

I'm not a guy, but my husband drinks it regularly. Hasn't seemed to have any effect on him ;-)

The concerns with hormones in soy products are really limited to extremely high levels of consumption, or people with particularly sensitivities, such as those with female reproductive cancers. I wouldn't worry about an occasional glass of soymilk.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
6/14/12 11:40 A

Oops I thought it said any of you guys. As in people in general. Not meaning men. emoticon

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 6/14/2012 (11:42)
TONYPADILLA Posts: 110
6/14/12 10:39 A

Do any guys drink soy milk out there, or do you worry about the estrogen in it?

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