Soy: Can You Get Too Much of a Good Thing?
Why the Concern?
Estrogen-like Effects on Breast Cancer
Can Isoflavones be Harmful
How Many Isoflavones?
Potential Interaction With Tamoxifen
Not a Panacea
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 01/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/23/2014 -
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