One of the big questions that agitates health-oriented people is whether or not to consume soy and soy products. There are vociferous campaigns both for and against soy. (Yes, there is an anti-soy lobby, which also happens to favor the consumption of red meat.) But the data now seems to be tipping in favor of soy. Here is a recent excerpt from the newsletter of Michael Janson, MD, a reliable physician-journalist and former president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM).
"Consuming soy foods (such as tofu, tempeh, and soy milk, not the highly processed texturized soy protein) has many advantages for health, as is evident from the low rates of a variety of diseases among populations who do consume them. Several recent studies confirm some of these benefits," Dr. Janson writes.
His monthly newsletter is free and always carries worthwhile information, especially on diet and health. It is available at www.drjanson.com