Study title and authors:
Soy, phyto-oestrogens and male reproductive function: a review.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19919579
Cederroth comments that there is growing interest in the possible health threat posed by the effects of hormone disruptors on reproduction. Soy and soy-derived products contain isoflavones that mimic the actions of estrogens and may exert adverse effects on male fertility.
The purpose of Dr. Cederroth's review was to examine the evidence regarding the potential detrimental effects of soy and phyto-oestrogens (estrogen hormone-like chemicals found in plants) on male reproductive function and fertility.
He found there are some indications that soy, alone or in combination with other endocrine disruptors, may alter reproductive hormones and may lower sperm formation and fertility.
He advises phyto-oestrogen exposure, such as that found in infants feeding on soy based formula, should be avoided.
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Recipe of the day
Caribbean Jerk Style Steaks
4 rib-eye, sirloin or rump steaks
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2 spring onions, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
5ml/1tsp ground allspice
15ml/1tbsp fresh thyme leaves
30ml/2tbsp dark rum
2.5ml/½tsp ground cinnamon
1.Place the marinade ingredients into a food processor or blender and whizz together to form a smooth paste.
2.Spoon the marinade into a shallow dish and coat the steaks on both sides. Cover ands marinate in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour overnight for extra flavour.
3.Cook the steaks according to your preference on a prepared barbecue or preheated grill.