How can soy foods have it both ways, pro-estrogenic effects in some organs (protecting bones and reducing hot flash symptoms) but anti-estrogenic effects in others (protecting against breast and endometrial cancer)?
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But what if you’re at high risk for breast cancer? See BRCA Breast Cancer Genes and Soy (
But what if you have breast cancer already? See Breast Cancer Survival and Soy (
What about genetically modified soy? See GMO Soy and Breast Cancer (
Not all phytoestrogens are beneficial, though. See What are the Effects of the Hops Phytoestrogen in Beer? (
How deleterious is hormone replacement therapy? See my video How Did Doctors Not Know About the Risks of Hormone Therapy? (
Synthetic estrogens used in livestock are also a concern. Check out Zeranol Use in Meat and Breast Cancer (
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