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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bad News for Soy Girls 

I try to treat men and women equally (except for the whole sleeping with men bit), so after Last Thursday's news that soy diets might be bad for men, today comes a study suggesting that a soy product, Genistein, disrupts ovary development in newborn mice.

This is not really a shock, as Genistein is a phytoestrogen, and estrogens are of course critical to reproductive development. Also, I would love to take this as a way to encourage new mothers who think that giving their babies soy formula is better than breastfeeding or giving them real milk, to please stop*.

*If the kid is lactose intolerant, fine, but bloody get off your vegan high horse and consider your kid's health.

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