Posted by Ann
on September 14, 2000 at 19:15:56:
In Reply to: Ann - I'm also curious who you feel is trying to make money (and cause trouble) by claiming that the use of soy may pose health hazards. It worries me sometimes to see these claims get pooh-poohed when they might be valid health issues. Cigarette smoking used to be considered healthful, and I'm sure the first cancer claims were also blown off as scare-propaganda posted by Yvonne on September 11, 2000 at 16:23:20:
: .Well, For one thing all forms of the media take the stories and blow
them out of proportion before getting the facts. The basic dairy industry does
not want people going to soy products as that is money out of their pockets.
The FDA causes some problems by looking at animals tested with mega doses
of these products that a human would never consume. Brings me back to the
saccharin scare. They gave mega doses to rats--it causesd cancer , so the call
went out to people-Don't use sacharrin it causes cancer. Now they say it does not--
They admitted that the test results were skewed and no human could consume that
much scaharrin. If we go by all these reports that come out- we may as well not
eat. It would be safer.
I must say it is best to just look at reports, consult your nutritionists and make a judgement
you feel confortable with.