THE SOY ESTROGEN & "DANGERS OF SOY" MYTH IS NOW FOUND TO BE AN INTERNET HOAX TRACED TO A KNOWN FRONT-GROUP CALLED THE WAPF.
Here is the actual information:
STUDY: SOY DOES NOT HAVE FEMINIZING EFFECTS ON MEN - VERIFIED
These rumours stemmed from a handful of flawed reports. "The authors criticized the studies that reported lowered testosterone levels for their methodology."
One of them had only 12 subjects in it. In another, the researchers forgot to include a control, and final readings, rendering their results useless. In another one the entire result was due to just 1 subject.
The dangers-of-soy scares are all based on flawed science.
It was actually found that Soy does not cause breast cancer, protstate cancer, thyroid problems, infant formula problems, or estrogenic effects, on the contrary "Eating soy demonstrated protection against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and heart disease."
Eating Soy was confirmed benficial. For women, children, and indeed men.
METASTUDY: REVIEW SPANNING VOLUMES OF MULTIPLE STUDIES SHOW NO ESTROGENIC EFFECT OF SOY ON MEN'S TESTOSTERONE
PUBMED JOURNAL: "Clinical studies show no effects of soy protein or isoflavones on reproductive hormones in men"
"No significant effects of soy protein or isoflavone intake on T [testosterone] or SHBG [sex hormone-binding globulin] were found." There was no effect of soy on testosterone.
- Fears that the amount of phytoestrogens in moderate amounts of soy foods could stimulate men’s breast tissue or reduce their testosterone are not based on sound research.
- A study of children fed soy protein formula for more than six months showed no hormonal effects.
MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE:
"SOY PROTEIN HAS *NO* EFFECT ON TESTOSTERONE LEVELS"
Soy did not exert any estrogen-like effects in men, nor any lowering of testosterone levels or other reproductive hormones."
SOY PROTEIN HAS NO EFFECT ON MEN, SOY HAS NO EFFECT ON TESTOSTERONE
Neither total nor free testosterone was negatively affected by dietary soy in Any of the studies. None.
Also, Studies confirmed Soy has no negative effect on thyroid hormones.
Both whey and soy proved superior to casein in aiding muscle protein synthesis in young men.
Eating soy will have no effect on either testosterone or estrogen. - STRAIGHT FROM "IRONMAN BODYBUILDING" MAGAZINE
The Soy is bad, soy is evil, myth is not only debunked, soy is actually beneficial.
Soy helped reduce fat. Helped in fatloss and weight-loss. Built protein & muscle.
"Soy protein seems to be particularly potent in reducing fat stored in muscle."
Soy now shown excellent for bodybuilding.-Ironman Bodybuilding Magazine.
"If anything, soy’s moderate effect on cortisol would be good for those engaged in bodybuilding."
(Note: it's not even appropriate to avoid it just to be 'playing it safe', because those who are Not eating soy, will be be more affected by the Estrogen in steak and meat. Men who eat Soy will have less estrogenic effects than meat eaters. Plus soy protects men against prostate cancers, and reduces fat in muscle making it excellent for bodybuilding.) - IRONMAN BODYBUILDING MAGAZINE.
"The study also suggests that women who have higher levels of estrogen may actually gain a protective effect from higher doses of soy isoflavones."
"Population studies show that women who consume diets high in soy generally have lower rates of breast cancer." - Cancer Center.
SOY DOES NOT CAUSE PROSTATE CANCER, SOY HELPS AGAINST IT.
"No significant between-group and within-group differences were detected."
[In other words, Men who ate tofu were cleaner of cancer, had higher levels of beneficial SHBG, and had no such lowered testosterone. Men who avoided Tofu and Soy, "just to be safe", ended up not being safe. By avoiding soy, the Men who avoided eating soy and tofu ended up with higher instances of cancer in the vicinity of their genital region. Specifically the prostate. Cancer is not safe.]
THE "SOY MYTH" HAS BEEN TRACED TO A KNOWN HEALTH-FRAUD GROUP IDENTIFIED AS "THE WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION" (WAPF) WHICH SPREADS FALLACIOUS MEDICAL INFORMATION
EXAMPLE OF FEDERAL AUTHORITIES CITING WAPF MEMBER:
NEWS: "FDA Orders Dr. Joseph Mercola to Stop his Illegal Claims"
Here is a documented legal Federal warning letter issued against Dr. Joseph Mercola for making more false health claims on Mercola.com.
Like Daniels, Mercola also goes around tearing down grain, advocating unhealthy no-grain diets, the now-debunked paleo-style diet, primal diets that ranked in last place in health by nutrition experts in USNEWS & World Report (24th out of 24 - Paleo came in last place), advocating potentially bacterially infected raw milk, and other spurious quack claims. This time Mercola was caught making claims not backed by scientific evidence and socked by federal authorities with a FEDERAL CITATION for making false scientific claims in order to peddle books and products.
Federal Case Ref. No. CL-04-HFS-810-134
SOY DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER - SOY HELPS AGAINST CANCER.
STEAK AND MEAT POTENTIALLY CONTAIN THE ACTUAL DANGEROUS FORM OF ESTROGEN:
Witness this fact at this image from Jeffers Livestock:
2 Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff CF4 4XN, UK
Vegetarians and vegans had lower mean body mass indices (BMI) [vegetarians were found to be less fat than people who eat meat] and had lower plasma cholesterol concentrations than meat-eaters [vegetarians had lower cholesterol] , but there were no statistically significant differences between meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in pre- or post-menopausal plasma concentrations of oestradiol or SHBG.
[In other words, being a vegetarian or a vegan has NO effect on your hormones. Meat eaters did not have more testosterone. Vegans did not have more estradiol. In fact, what happened was that the vegans and vegetarians were more fit, less fat, had lower cholesterol, and if anything, vegans had increased SHBG, which are all beneficial.]
Iin comparison with the omnivores, the vegans had 7% higher total T (P = 0.250), 23% higher SHBG (P = 0.001), 3% lower free T (P = 0.580), and 11% higher E2 (P = 0.194).
The biological significance of the sex hormone changes within the current study resulting from lower estradiol, and increased testosterone/estradiol ratio in response to soy and whey supplementation is unknown at this time.
VEGANS ACTUALLY BEAT MEAT-EATERS IN HIGHER LEVELS OF SHBG.
1. THE SOY CONTAINS ESTROGEN, DANGERS OF SOY, SOY IS EVIL MYTH IS AN INTERNET HOAX.
2. THE SOY ESTROGEN MYTH IS FALSE, AND IT WAS TRACED BACK TO A KNOWN FRONT-GROUP CALLED THE "WAPF" WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND TO SPREAD INCORRECT HEALTH INFORMATION.
4. SOY DOES NOT CONTAIN ESTROGEN. PHYTOESTROGEN IS A PLANT ISOFLAVONE IT IS NOT IDENTICAL TO MAMMALIAN ESTROGEN. MEAT IS WHAT POTENTIALLY HAS ACTUAL MAMMALIAN FEMININE ESTROGEN. ESPECIALLY BEEF, INCLUDING GRASSFED BEEF.
5. SOY DOES NOT LOWER MEN'S TESTOSTERONE. IN FACT VEGANS HAD HIGHER TESTOSTERONE, MEAT EATERS HAD LOWER TESTOSTERONE.
Please make a note of it.