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Can't speak for every nutritionist, but I endorse soy (in moderation and minimally processed) as a protein source because: It's protein rich (33% of cals from protein) Contains all the essential amino acids (i.e., is a "complete" protein) Is inexpensive, versatile, and appropriate for vegans. Large, independent studies show that moderate amounts of soy ...


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I thought that this article (with more pubmed links) had an interesting perspective as well. The primary point is that the current science is inconclusive, but that the large quantities of phyto-oestrogens during infancy is probably a bad idea. This overview of high-soy-intake cases highlights the problems with phytoestrogens as well: One study reported ...



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