Nutrition & Dieting/soy lecithin

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I will rephrase the question.

Does soy lecithin have the same negative effects
on estrogen as soy has?

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Answer
Hi, Soy lecithins have the ability to keep a product together because of its emulsification properties.  You will likely find soy lecithin in hundreds of processed foods.  A compound of soy lecithin (phytoestrogen) can produce effects on the body similar to the hormone estrogen.  Soy phytoestrogens may promote an increased risk of breast cancer in women by changing or decreasing the natural estrogen.  However, the studies are inconclusive with respect to the link between soy and cancer.  

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I am qualified to answer your questions on nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, disease management,obesity and obesity related issues. I am experienced with nutrition aspect of managing the following: Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, pregnancy, allergies, IBS, diabetes, heart disease, fitness, wellness, healthy cooking, and many more.

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New York State Dietetic Association, Long Island Dietetic Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Center for Science of Public Interest

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Masters of Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) 1999 Masters of Science in Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University (Ypslanti, M.I.) 2012 Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Ithaca College (Ithaca, N.Y) 1994

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