Wednesday, March 08, 2006

2253 Soy products and fertility

As if we didn't have enough to worry about. Now we need to worry about soy based forumula? Apparently. There's a lot of women of child-bearing age who had soy formula as infants.

"Genistein, a major component of soy, was found to disrupt the development of the ovaries in newborn female mice that were given the product. This study adds to a growing body of literature demonstrating the potentially adverse consequences of genistein on the reproductive system. . .

The results of this study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with an investigator at Syracuse University, are published in the January [2006] issue of Biology of Reproduction. " Full story here.

There should be more coming out soon. The National Toxicology Program, Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) will hold an independent expert panel meeting on “Genistein and Soy Formula” on March 15-17, 2006, at the Radisson Hotel Old Town, Alexandria, VA. For more information check the Federal Register: The NTP is an interagency program headquartered at NIEHS.

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