Does Soy Measure Up?
We use research from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health to grade the scientific evidence of soy's benefits.
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A: Strong scientific evidence for this use
B: Good scientific evidence for this use
C: Unclear scientific evidence for this use
Dietary source of protein
To lower cholesterol
Diarrhea in infants and young children
Allergies (prevention of food allergies)
Cancer (prevention and treatment)
Cyclical breast pain
Exercise performance enhancement
High blood pressure
Iron deficiency anemia
Quality of life
Skin damage caused by the sun
Spinal cord injury
Weight gain (infants)