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JSLATE2K SparkPoints: (0)
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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,, 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:

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.

6/14/12 10:03 P

Almond milk

MCFITZ2 Posts: 14,977
6/14/12 9:46 P


MS0669 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/14/12 9:18 P

I know nobody that drinks soy milk

GIANT-STEPS SparkPoints: (65,417)
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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: 1,708
6/14/12 3:11 P

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

JSLATE2K SparkPoints: (0)
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6/14/12 3:11 P


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.


FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
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 Posts: 17,061
6/14/12 3:05 P


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: 17,460
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)
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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