Finally Infant Soy Formula Under Investigation
March 30, 2006
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has convened a scientific panel to review the safety of soy baby formula and genistein, a plant estrogen found in soy.
Genistein can mimic the effects of estrogen in humans, which has raised concerns about effects on human development and reproduction. The panel intends to look into these possible effects, such as the research that suggests soy consumption could affect the menstrual cycle.The panel will create a report on the matter in six to eight weeks. Any possible government action would then be up to agencies such as the FDA.