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Friday, 16 April 2010

Soy infant formula exposing children to dangerous levels of isoflavones

This post features a synopsis of a paper published in the Lancet Volume 350, Issue 9070, 5 July 1997, Pages 23-27 and a recipe for grilled pork chops.

Study title and authors:
Exposure of infants to phyto-oestrogens from soy-based infant formula
ProfKenneth DR Setchell PhDa, , Linda Zimmer-Nechemias MSa, Jinnan Cai MSa and James E Heubi MDb
aClinical Mass Spectrometry Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
bDivision of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA

This paper can be accessed at:

To quote the author: "The daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant-formulas is 6–11 fold higher on a bodyweight basis than the dose that has hormonal effects in adults consuming soy foods. Circulating concentrations of isoflavones in the seven infants fed soy-based formula were 13 000–22 000 times higher than plasma oestradiol concentrations in early life, and may be sufficient to exert biological effects, whereas the contribution of isoflavones from breast-milk and cow-milk is negligible".

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These massive amounts of isoflavones could lead to many health issues including male infertility. See here and read below.

How Does Soy Cause Male Infertility?

Soy is rich in two isoflavones called genistein and daidzein. These isoflavones have phytoestrogen type effects in the human body – meaning they mimic the actions of the female hormone estrogen. This is of concern since high levels of estrogen could throw off levels of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone is involved in sperm production and low levels of testosterone decrease male libido which could contribute to male infertility.

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Recipe of the day

Grilled Pork Chops

All Natural Pork Loin Rib Chop Center Cut 8- 1.1/2" thick
Food Mall: Pork Chops
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
6 pork chops, 1 inch thick

In a shallow dish, blend all ingredients, except meat. Add pork chops.

Cover and chill 12 hours or overnight, turning meat occasionally.

To serve, remove meat from marinade. Grill over hot coals 15-20 minutes per side or until done.

Baste chops with marinade during grilling.