Dont eat soya if youre pregnant

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Don't eat soya if you're pregnant New Scientist vol 177 issue 2382 - 15 February 2003, page 9 IS EATING soya during pregnancy bad for your baby? That question is back in the spotlight thanks to a study showing severe long-term effects on the sexual development of male rats whose mothers ate a chemical found in soya. The animal study does not prove that soya has this effect on people, and no such effects have been observed in Asia where soya is a big part of many people's diets. But the researchers say it is enough to spark concern and deserves further study. "The urologists on this project are actually advising pregnant women to avoid soya," says Sabra Klein at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland. Synthetic oestrogen-like chemicals from cosmetics, plastics and birth control pills have been blamed for changing the gender of fish in polluted streams and even lowering sperm counts in people. There are also concerns about natural oestrogen mimics, or phytoestrogens.
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