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EHN: Soy Formula Associated With Higher Risk of Fibroids In Women
February 2, 2010, 1:56 pm
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Soy formula associated with higher risk of fibroids in women.

D’Aloisio, AA, DD Baird, LA DeRoo and DP Sandler. 2009. Association of intrauterine and early life exposures with diagnosis of uterine leiomyomata by age 35 in the sister study. Environmental Health Perspectives doi:10.1289/ehp.0901423.
Synopsis by Kim Harley, Ph.D. and Wendy Hessler

Women who were fed soy-based infant formula as babies are 25 percent more likely to develop uterine fibroids than those who were breastfed or given milk-based formula. Hormones guide the development of these noncancerous tumors in the uterus that can cause pelvic pain, heavy bleeding and reproductive problems. Fibroids affect about a quarter of all women and are the leading cause of hysterectomy. This is the first study to examine whether exposure to soy estrogens early in life is associated with fibroids development later in life.

Read the article at http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/soy-formula-associated-with-higher-risk-of-fibroids-in-women/

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