Monday, October 17, 2011

Soy Milk Disadvantages for Men

For years the media has spread the good news about soy. Although many people have added soy into their diets to replace or supplement protein, instead of becoming healthier, they may have hurt themselves. Soy products are flooded with anti-nutrients and natural toxins that block enzyme use and affect digestive health. In addition to these, soy milk affects estrogen levels and blood clotting, brain and thyroid function, and has been linked to several diseases and cancers.

As a disadvantage, soy milk phytic acid that can lower the absorption of certain minerals and vitamins. Soy also contains high levels of phytoestrogen that has negative effects on the production of sperm and on the amount of testosterone in men’s body. Some scientists also suggest that the isoflavones found in soy can contribute to the development of breast cancer, thyroid disorders and even leukemia. Others consider that soy consumption helps preventing certain types of cancer, including prostate and breast.

Unfortunately, soy has large quantities of estrogen. Men or boys who ingest soy products experience a suppression of testosterone. Although soy is said to reduce menopausal symptoms, no studies have gathered conclusive evidence to support this claim, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In addition, soy milk has been linked to infertility, and giving an infant soy formula is equivalent to giving him five birth control pills per day. In addition, soy has been linked to breast cancer in women. Finally, hemagglutinin causes blood clots by promoting red blood cells to group and stick together, inhibiting oxygen and causing heart and vascular problems.

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