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I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I have considered veganism but I've read that soy can cause infertility, what do you think about this?<br><br><br><br>
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If it does, is there any other way to obtain adequate protein easily?
 

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It's less of a concern that such articles would alarm you in to thinking, but you can also consume the grain quinoa and seitan. Also, protein is found in a wide variety of vegetarian foods, including other grains like oats, legumes, and even vegetables.
 

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LOL, I've never heard of seitan or quinoa, what are they?<br><br><br><br>
I know vegetables and grains can provide some protein but I've been doing some body-building and I've been using soy protein isolate, I don't think they provide enough to replace that do they? (Unless I ate a ton of them a day)
 

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The Google search above ("soy infertility") gives 23,400 results. That's not that much...!<br><br><br><br>
Searching for "meat infertilily" gives more results then that, and "milk infertility" more than three times as much!!<br><br><br><br>
It's not quite scientific, but I do sometimes use the number of Google results to gauge the importance of an issue!<br><br><br><br><br><br>
p.s. Don't ask me why I posted this... I don't know! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
p.s.2: Oh and you don't really need that much protein in your diet..... I wouldn't be too concerned. Especially if you are lacto-ovo. If you eat a varied diet, you should do fine. I would be more concerned about my fertility (see above!!!). Are you sure you don't want to convert to veganism? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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<a href="http://www.foodrevolution.org/what_about_soy.htm" target="_blank">http://www.foodrevolution.org/what_about_soy.htm</a>
 

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a while ago i did a search on pubmed and medline for scientific articles on soy, since someone asked about a bunch of anti-soy claims popping around on the internet. i found tons of artices, and not a single one of them said anything bad about soy. for all that the medical community is concerned, all soy can do is prevent breast cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis, adverse effects of menopause, etc, etc...
 

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Dalziel, your concern is: "soy can cause infertility". Big users of soy are the Chinese and infertility caused them to be 1.2 bill. strong.<br><br>
The isoflavons of soy may have an effect, but it´s not strong enough. Strong effects however are known with pollutants such as PCBs, which are found in fish for instance.
 

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It's probably the meat industry that's saying bad stuff about soy...<br><br><br><br>
I've not heard anything like soy causes infertility. I think all the chemicals in American foods can (and do) cause infertility, so go organic.
 

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It's probably the meat industry that's saying bad stuff about soy..."<br><br>
That´s right!!! They even tried to link tofu to Alzheimer´s.
 
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