Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Weston A. Price Foundation to FDA: Soy is No Health Food

The Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit nutrition education foundation, has submitted a petition to the FDA asking them to change a rule which currently allows soy protein to carry a heart disease health claim.

In fact, recent studies show that soy can actually contribute to or cause heart disease, including:

  • Endothelial damage,
  • Heart arrhythmias, and
  • Cardiomyopathy

The petition also documents longstanding concern in the scientific community -- including the FDA’s own Laboratory for Toxicological Research -- regarding soy’s possible role in carcinogenesis, thyroid disease, reproductive health problems including infertility, and other illnesses.

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