One of the concerns most often raised by anti-soy groups is that because soy contains high levels of isoflavones, which mimic the female sex hormone estrogen, chronic exposure to high levels of soy in early life can lead to more feminine and less fertile males. However a new study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives last month, has found that early life exposure to soy products does not result in more feminine behaviour in younger children.Read More >>
Many people avoid eggs because they believe the high amounts of cholesterol they contain causes heart disease. The vast majority of studies show that this is not the case and that even relatively high levels of egg consumption have neither a significant effect on an individuals cholesterol levels nor do they increase an individuals heart disease risk.
One study, conducted by researchers at Harvard Univeristy, followed around 120,000 individuals over a 14 year period. The study found absolutely no correlation between egg consumption and the risk of heart disease. Those who consumed two or more eggs each day were found to have almost exactly the same risk of heart disease as those who never consumed eggs at all.Read More >>
Some time during the 20th century cholesterol become the scape goat for the rapidly escalating heart disease rates that the western world was experiencing at the time. Despite what may be reported in the mainstream media about the importance of lowering cholesterol levels by limiting consumption of dietary cholesterol and saturated fat, the evidence from actual clinical trials and studies paints a different picture.
While it is true that high blood cholesterol (known as serum cholesterol) levels and a lower ratio of high density lipoprotein (HDL) to low density lipoprotein (LDL) are associated with a higher incidence of heart disease, many myths exist as to what actually increases cholesterol in the blood.Read More >>