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Soy protein renders womb unsuitable for pregnancy.
« on: January 26, 2009, 06:44:33 AM »
Jefferson WN, E Padilla-Banks, EH Goulding, SC Lao, RR Newbold and CJ Williams. 2008. Neonatal exposure to genistein disrupts ability of female mouse reproductive tract to support preimplantation embryo development and implantation. Biology of Reproduction doi:10.1095/biolreprod.108.073171.

A soy protein, genistein,  long known to affect fertility can change how pregnancies start and progress in female mice treated with it as newborns. The changes make it harder for fertilized eggs to implant and grow, possibly contributing to infertility. The effects were observed at levels comparable to those experienced by human infants feeding on soy formula.

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