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Last year an anti-soy article entitled "Not Soy Fast" was put up on the internet on Civileats.<br><br>
Jack Norris, RD, the webmaster of Veganhealth.org has been busy compiling a rebuttal for some time amidst other projects. He's finally finished. Jack Norris reviewed 130 papers over the course of 3 months in preparing his response to Wartmans article. The editors of the Civil Eats blog decided not to publish it, but you can read that response here<br><br><a href="http://jacknorrisrd.com/?p=1778" target="_blank">link</a><br><br>
Here are some notable findings:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">As for women with breast cancer, including those with tumors that grow in response to contact with estrogen (known as <i>estrogen receptor positive</i>), the authors of the recently published Womens Healthy Eating and Living Study write:
<blockquote><p>Our study is the third epidemiological study to report no adverse effects of soy foods on breast cancer prognosis. These studies, taken together, which vary in ethnic composition (two from the US and one from China) and by level and type of soy consumption, provide the necessary epidemiological evidence that clinicians no longer need to advise against soy consumption for women diagnosed with breast cancer.<br></p></blockquote>
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<div class="quote-block">Epidemiological studies (unlike clinical trials), examine patterns of soy consumption and cognition in specific populations. One such study found tempeh (a fermented soy food) to be associated with improved cognition (<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn9" target="_blank">9</a>). Three reports from epidemiological studies have associated tofu with reduced cognition in some groups (<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn2" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn9" target="_blank">9</a>, <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn53" target="_blank">53</a>), but increased cognition in another group (<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn42" target="_blank">42</a>), and neutral in others (<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn42" target="_blank">42</a>, <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#fn53" target="_blank">53</a>). The harmful findings for tofu in the epidemiological studies are likely due to confounding caused by the fact that people of lower economic status have traditionally eaten more tofu in Asian cultures as well as the fact that some tofu has been prepared using formaldehyde (at least in Indonesia from where some of these reports have come). The research as a whole provides little cause for concern.</div>
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<div class="quote-block"><b>Conclusion</b><br>
In addition to reducing the risk for breast cancer as mentioned above, <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_harm#ben" target="_blank">soy also provides benefits</a> for preventing prostate cancer, lowering LDL cholesterol, and improving menopausal symptoms. When you add up all the research on soy, there is no reason to think that two servings per day are harmful to most people, and good reason to think soy will provide some health benefits.</div>
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Apparently the anti-soy hype machine has either been based in inadequate research or bad research. By compiling numerous studies on soy and comparing them across the board, Jack has done the leg work for those of us who have always suspected the anti-soy hype might not be based on anything substantial. Based on what he's found it seems there are far worse things to put in one's body than a little soy now and then.
 

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Yep. The anti-soy fear mongers are really something else.
 

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Soy?<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/psycho-janet-leigh-shower-scene-scream-e1280775699636.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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this is great. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> tofu!<br>
what does the RD stand for after Jack Norris' name?
 

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It's all about moderation and cycling. I use tofu some days to get my protz', others I use lentils. I use soy milk some days, others I use almond. Also fun when people tell me I'll grow breasts, and that my sexual libido will cease to exist because of the estrogen in soy.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2857318"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Jack Norris reviewed 130 papers over the course of 3 months in preparing his response to Wartmans article.</div>
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After which, he wrote a book called "sick to frigging death of soy". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2857975"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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thanks, ElaineV. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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