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Dr D'Adamo writes:
> In sum, soy products have been consumed as a dietary staple in
> countries for hundreds of years with no significant occurrence
> goiter in that population. Goiter is primarily due to a
> deficiency of
> dietary iodine, not the consumption of moderate amounts of soy
> incorporated into a nutritionally sound diet. That goiter would
> in adults consuming 25 grams of soy protein per day in response
> to an
> approved health claim for coronary heart disease is ludicrous."
> In essence, it you don't consume 40% of your body weight in soy
> protein daily, you've not got much to worry about.
25 kilograms, not 25 grams, would be 40% of your body weight.
I am not sure how soy and soy protein equate but here is an excerpt
to look at:
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Just how much soy did Asians eat?
In short, not that much, and contrary to what the industry may claim
soy has never been a staple in Asia. A study of the history of soy
use in Asia shows that it was used by the poor during times of extreme
food shortage, and only then the soybeans were carefully prepared
(e.g. by lengthy fermentation) to destroy the soy toxins. Yes, the
Asians understood soy alright!
Many vegetarians in the USA, and Europe and Australasia would think
nothing of consuming 8 ounces (about 220 grams) of tofu and a couple
of glasses of soy milk per day, two or three times a week. But this
is well in excess of what Asians typically consume; they generally use
small portions of soy to complement their meal. It should also be
noted that soy is not the main source of dietary protein and that a
regime of calcium-set tofu and soy milk bears little resemblance to
the soy consumed traditionally in Asia.
Perhaps the best survey of what types/quantities of soy eaten in Asia
comes from data from a validated, semiquantitative food frequency
questionnaire that surveyed 1242 men and 3596 women who participated
in an annual health check-up program in Takayama City, Japan. This
survey identified that the soy products consumed were tofu (plain,
fried, deep-fried, or dried), miso, fermented soybeans, soy milk, and
boiled soybeans. The estimated amount of soy protein consumed from
these sources was 8.00 ± 4.95 g/day for men and 6.88 ± 4.06 g/day for
women (Nagata C, Takatsuka N, Kurisu Y, Shimizu H; J Nutr 1998,
(I think those indeterminate signs would be something like +/-
ie plus or minus, the range. BTW what is the percent sign after Lynne's