Adding soy foods to a healthy diet reduces the risk of heart disease without stimulating harmful hormone activity, according to a new study in the journal Metabolism. Some people have been discouraged from eating soy because of claims that the estrogen in it may produce dangerously high levels of hormones in the body, says Professor David Jenkins of the University of Toronto's department of nutritional sciences and the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital. "The concerns have been whether soy estrogen might lead to hormone-dependent breast cancer or abnormal sexual development in children, yet we found no evidence to support this."
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