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Congratulations, It's A Soy!: Penn Researchers Take A Long-Term Look At The Safety Of Soy-Based Infant Formula

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August 16, 2001
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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center
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To understand whether hormone-like chemicals in soy products may influence sexual development in children, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have revisited a study on soy-based infant formula begun over thirty years ago. Their results, published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reaffirm the safety of soy infant formula and offer evidence against the harmful effects of soy that have been presented in the popular media.

Philadelphia, PA -- To understand whether hormone-like chemicals in soy products may influence sexual development in children, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have revisited a study on soy-based infant formula begun over thirty years ago. Their results, published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, reaffirm the safety of soy infant formula and offer evidence against the harmful effects of soy that have been presented in the popular media. According to their findings, soy formula does not appear to lead to any more health or reproductive problems than cow milk formula.


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University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. (2001, August 16). Congratulations, It's A Soy!: Penn Researchers Take A Long-Term Look At The Safety Of Soy-Based Infant Formula. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010815082648.htm
University Of Pennsylvania Medical Center. "Congratulations, It's A Soy!: Penn Researchers Take A Long-Term Look At The Safety Of Soy-Based Infant Formula." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010815082648.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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