Potential detrimental effects of a phytoestrogen-rich diet on male fertility in mice.

@article{Cederroth2010PotentialDE,
  title={Potential detrimental effects of a phytoestrogen-rich diet on male fertility in mice.},
  author={Christopher Robin Cederroth and C{\'e}line Zimmermann and J. M. B{\'e}ny and Olivier Schaad and Chantal Combepine and Patrick Descombes and Daniel R. Doerge and François Pierre Pralong and J. -D. Vassalli and Serge Nef},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={321 2},
  pages={152-60}
}
Soy and soy-based products are widely consumed by infants and adult individuals. There has been speculation that the presence of isoflavone phytoestrogens in soybean cause adverse effects on the development and function of the male reproductive system. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of dietary soy and phytoestrogens on testicular and reproductive functions. Male mice were fed from conception to adulthood with either a high soy-containing diet or a soy-free diet. Although… CONTINUE READING