Originally posted by edamommy
[BIf you have the ability to research the benefits of soy you can also find your way to researching the negative effects too. I don't have time to find all the articles/publications/etc. I've learned from. I simply don't write them all down. ONce read I've learned the information. Sorry! But, again, I'm sure you can find the information yourself! [/b]
I understand. I do not write down everywhere where I have found info either. The problem that I am running into with this, though, is that when I have gone to medical journals, nutrition journals, etc., I simply am not finding much to show that soy has detrimental effects on human health.
I generally find PubMed (an on-line database maintained by the National Library of Medicine) to be a good source for relatively quick searches of the clinical studies out there related to human health. It can be accessed here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi
I have searched PubMed many times for soy & health. What I have found is that, if you have a pre-existing thyroid problem, soy may be a bad idea. If you do not, there is no indication that it causes thyroid malfunction. I have found absolutely no
studies showing soy in any form to cause birth defects, brain shrinkage, loss of libido, nor any of the other ill effects that are leveled against soy.
I grant that the research on GMO soy and soy protein isolates may not be very complete yet. For that reason, & b/c I like to eat foods in as close to their natural, whole state as possible, I try to avoid GMO soy & isolates. However, I just have not seen the proof that soy is unhealthy and, to me, the impetus is on those claiming that soy in unhealthy to prove it.