Changes to the Diet Doctor soy policy

We recently made some changes to our position on soy in our food policy. We’d like to explain those changes and clarify why we made them.

Previously, we recommended that soy should be limited due to uncertainties about its effects on health. This was based on animal and test-tube studies (very weak evidence) suggesting potential harm. However, after doing a thorough review of the most recent and highest-quality human research, it seems that for most people, soy has neutral — and in some cases possibly beneficial — health effects (references here). One caveat is that people with hypothyroidism may need closer monitoring if they eat soy regularly.

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