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food facts

You asked, we answered. Here are responses to our readers’ questions about pregnancy nutrition.

(Q)
I’ve read that pregnant women  aren’t supposed to eat soy.  Is this true?

(A)
Controversy has arisen recently because a small study showed that when pregnant female rats were
fed a diet enhanced with genistein, a substance found in soybeans, the male offspring developed reproductive problems. Although further research  is under way, many health experts, including Somer and Dwyer, feel you can enjoy soy foods such as tofu and soy milk in moderation (one serving per day) when you are expecting.
 

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