Soy Formula May Inhibit Intestinal Growth in Babies

Two studies by a University of Illinois professor have shown the soy isoflavone genistein -- in amounts present in commercial soy infant formulas -- may inhibit intestinal cell growth in babies. The concern is far overdue in my mind, considering about 25 PERCENT of formula-fed babies in the United States consume soy formula. Although babies on soy formula appear to grow normally, soy formulas contain very high concentrations of genistein (from 32-45 milligrams) that exceed those found...

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