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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'd like to clarify a very important point: both men and women have testosterone and estrogen, however the proportions and functions are different in each. An article on whether "BioSignature" holds water against science had some interesting facts regarding the role of testosterone and estrogen in men and women: In men, testosterone is the primary ...


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There are some myths about Steroids like Taking Any Kind of Steroid Will Result In Death or Steroids are Easy to Get, but they are not true. The Good Side of Steroids? Steroids do increase size and strength. In fact, they do so very significantly. In addition to gains in strength and muscle mass they also seem to provide you with more energy and ...


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I believe you would be DQ'd if you were to use it. Looking at this thread, though they don't mention Androgel specifically, it looks like this is a standing problem: http://masterstrack.com/2010/07/14233/ The USATF rules on doping can be found here: ...


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A study on the National Institute of Health (NIH) website found an increase in LH and testosterone in both rats and humans. Some caveats though... This doesn't prove that it will be beneficial as a muscle building aid or supplement. Also, I've seen at least one reference that claimed it also causes the replacement of testosterone with estrogen so that it's ...


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There is a big difference between anabolic steroids and supplements both from a regulatory standpoint and from potential risk to your body. By definition, a supplement is taken orally and contains at least one dietary ingredient, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals or amino acids. They are regulated as food. However, anabolic steroids are ...


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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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