Soy-based Baby Formula Causes Changes in Infant Reproductive Health, Study

According to research that was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, infants who consume soy-based formula undergo changes in their reproductive system tissues and cells compared their breastfed and cow’s-milk-drinking peers.

The study was carried out by the Nutrition Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). “Soy formula contains high concentrations of plant-based estrogen-like compounds, and because this formula is the sole food source for many babies in the first six months of life, it’s important to understand the effects of exposure to such compounds during a critical period in development,” said the director of the Nutrition Center, Virginia A. Stallings.

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