Myths & Facts
Soyfoods have been the subject of considerable misinformation and even disinformation. Many myths exist about the health effects of soyfoods. For example, extensive clinical data shows soyfoods do not feminize men, as is sometimes claimed.1, 2 Concerns that soyfoods are harmful to breast cancer survivors are contrary to the positions of the American Cancer Society,3 American Institute for Cancer Research4, and the World Cancer Research Fund.5 Clinical studies
have also shown that soy does not cause thyroid problems,6 a conclusion recently reached by the European Food Safety Authority.7 Even discussions about the prevalence of soy allergy are often misinformed.
Approximately one out of every 1,000 adults is allergic to soy protein, which is much less than the prevalence of milk and peanut allergies.8 Download Soy Connection’s Soy Myths & Facts brochure to learn more.