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Updated: Mar 1, 2022

After 15 years of medical practice and thousands of questions regarding nutrition, this is my favorite one: "is soy healthy?". Why did soy get such a bad reputation? Why do some actual real life medical doctors discourage their patients from consuming soy?

In this article, I'll summarize findings from a massive undertaking where international scientists and researchers came together and reviewed hundreds of trials and finally came to a scientific consensus about soy. I'll also answer all of your burning questions about soy, including:

  • is soy linked to cancer?

  • is soy adequate for children?

  • does soy consumption in men lead to "man-boobs"?

  • does soy affect thyroid function?

What is soy?

Soy foods, including soy milk and tofu, all originate from soy beans. Soy beans are a type of legume, like other beans, chickpeas or lentils and immature soy beans in the pod are called edamame. Soy beans are also used to