Now I'm sure there are several other threads about this but I wanted to open a new one for my purposes. I have a short research paper to write in my nutrition therapy class and our choice of topics was very broad. We were allowed to pick "any food, supplement, or diet that has been recently debated." We then need to research some claims made about the topic of choice and decide which side we agree with or if there is inconclusive evidence available. I chose to do mine on soy protein and whether or not some of the claims that seem a little crazy (IMO) have any validity.
Some claims about Soy protein:
-consumption of soy increases risk of some types of cancer
-soy lowers cholesterol when consumed in amounts of 25g *
-babies should not consume soy products/formula
-Soy has negative effects on fertility
An argument I find interesting in soy's favor is that Asian cultures have consumed soy for thousands of years and have no noticeable health problems associated.
Hopefully I didn't lose you on the lengthy opening post but I'm eager to hear your guys thoughts and I'm opening it up to the AM community. I'm not asking you to do my work but anything factual you can contribute would be greatly appreciated!