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March 26, 2010 Endocrine disruptors and soy milk 25% of North American babies eat soybean infant formula Claim – soy provides less protein less allergenic than cow’s milk Soy milk provides phytoestrogens – converts to estrogen Soybeans = full of plant defensive compounds Soy Babies 13000-22000 are more estrogen compounds in blood than in babies fed milk based formula Infants fed soy formula receive – 5 birth control pills/day Precocious puberty? Birth, death and endocrine disruptors Rate of death Rate of low birth weight infants Premature babies are costly Average cost $77,000 Fertility drugs: more twins and triplets; often premature More women having babies later in life Greater rates of alcohol and drug abuse Older women (over 35) tend to have more twins and triplets Octuplets’ mom and fertility drugs Problems with premature babies Cant breath with lungs Underdeveloped hearts – poor circulation Can’t regulate body temp
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course BIO 105 taught by Professor Adler,irschick,podos during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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