Chicago Dietetic Association on Safety of Soy

The Chicago Dietetic Association published a piece on the saftey of soy, concluding that “Research to date indicates that soyfoods can be safely incorporated into the diets of essentially all individuals.

Soy facts:

  • Soyfoods have been consumed in Asia for at least 1,500 years.
  • Soy protein is considered equivalent to animal protein – it is highly digestible and its amino acid pattern closely matches human requirements.
  • Moderate amounts of traditional soy foods can reduce the risk of prostate cancer and can lower LDL cholesterol.
  • Young girls who consume soy have a lower lifetime risk of breast cancer.
  • The calcium in fortified soymilk is absorbed as easily as calcium from cow’s milk.
  • Only about one out of 2,500 American adults is allergic to soy protein”

Read the full article here.