Exposure of infants to phyto-oestrogens from soy-based infant formula.

  title={Exposure of infants to phyto-oestrogens from soy-based infant formula.},
  author={Kenneth D. R. Setchell and Linda D Zimmer-Nechemias and J Cai and James E. Heubi},
  volume={350 9070},
BACKGROUND The isoflavones genistein, daidzein, and their glycosides, found in high concentrations in soybeans and soy-protein foods, may have beneficial effects in the prevention or treatment of many hormone-dependent diseases. Because these bioactive phyto-oestrogens possess a wide range of hormonal and non-hormonal activities, it has been suggested that adverse effects may occur in infants fed soy-based formulas. METHODS To evaluate the extent of infant exposure to phyto-oestrogens from… CONTINUE READING
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