Tofu 'may raise risk of dementia' Tofu is a widely eaten soy product Eating high levels of some soy products - including tofu - may raise the risk of memory loss, research suggests.

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    Jul 04, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    I knew this.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/7490202.stm
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    Jul 04, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    Soy products contain estrogens that can disrupt the bodys hormonal balance....ie...it can give you man-boobs.icon_eek.gif It's also highly allergenic and high in natural toxins. Soy as its traditionally consumed in Asian diets is far less problematic...they eat mostly fermented soy products like miso, natto and tempeh. The average Asian consumes 9 grams of fermented soy each day as compared to 20 grams of unfermented soy by the average American....so if you're a vegetarian like me, you really have to watch it.icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 05, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    I've yet to encounter a fermented soy food that I don't like.
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    Jul 05, 2008 7:51 AM GMT
    I've only eaten tofu less than ten times my whole life, and I still don't like it.

    Soy sauce however is a big part of our cuisine, though not in really big amounts.

    I once read an article about how soy products can diminish muscle gains... I forgot where. Hm. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 05, 2008 1:35 PM GMT
    Sedative saidI once read an article about how soy products can diminish muscle gains... I forgot where. Hm. icon_confused.gif


    My guess is that soy affects different people differently. There are people on http://veganbodybuilding.com/ who have gotten plenty big on diets loaded with soy. Personally, I enjoy soy foods, but they don't leave me feeling adequately nourished.
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    Jul 05, 2008 1:44 PM GMT
    ArticleThere is some evidence that they may protect the brains of younger and middle-aged people from damage - but their effect on the ageing brain is less clear.
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    She said oestrogens - and probably phytoestrogens - tended to promote growth among cells, not necessarily a good thing in the ageing brain.
    Alternatively, high doses of oestrogens might promote the damage caused to cells by particles known as free radicals.
    A third theory is that damage is caused not by the tofu, but by formaldehyde, which is sometimes used in Indonesia as a preservative.


    Definitely needs more research...
    (1) May only cause this in older tofu consumers.
    (2) Based on a limited study where the participants preserve their tofu in formaldehyde.
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    Jul 05, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    I'm certainly doomed.

    ughhhhh it's alway something! I guess I'm not using any tofu for dinner tonight.
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    Jul 06, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    also all the soy consumed in the US is GMO.

    I love baked tofu and other products, but don't digest them so I stay away for everyone's sakeicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Who needs soy when you have
    Angus.jpg
    ?? eh?

    Really, get with the program. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    KnowName saidI'm certainly doomed.

    ughhhhh it's alway something!


    For reals! I wonder if hormonal imbalance comes into play when an individual comsumes a LARGE amount of soy? I mean, anything in excess is never really good for you. Take protein for example:

    " a diet in which protein makes up more than 30% of your caloric intake causes a buildup of toxic ketones. So-called ketogenic diets can thrust your kidneys into overdrive in order to flush these ketones from your body. As your kidneys rid your body of these toxic ketones, you can lose a significant amount of water, which puts you at risk of dehydration, particularly if you exercise heavily."

    Like KnowName says...it's always something.
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:09 AM GMT
    I have been aware for some time of a previous study in Japan that linked tofu and brain atrophy. Never cared for soy products anyway. At the time, the study was downplayed against the "health benefits" of soy milk, etc. This information should get people's attention.
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:21 AM GMT
    I'm beginning to think that everything on Earth is trying to kill us.
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    Jul 09, 2008 12:35 PM GMT
    5537B00B saidI'm beginning to think that everything on Earth is trying to kill us.


    Oooh... don't get me started on Oxygen. LOL
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    Jul 10, 2008 11:56 AM GMT
    I love tofu!!
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    Jul 10, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    I love it too, but highvoltage is right in agreeing with me, lol....it really is always something!

    Us Americans, not to make such a blanket statement but we really have a problem with variation in diet and with portion control. That's step one to the world as a whole world being more healthy if you ask me. Oh, plus, if all these companies stop making all these nonsense, nothing but shyt for your products, that would help too!

    We've been so conditioned to such junk. A real shame. It's like breaking from an addiction, trying to eat better (for most)