An insight into the harmful effects of soy protein

A review

K. Sukalingam, K. Ganesan, Srijit Das, Zar Chi Thent

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Abstract

Soy protein (SP) is a protein derived from soybean meal. SP is obtained from the removal of the outer shell of soybean and the fatty acid. The dietary supplementation of SP was was reported to have positive effects on human health. Therefore, the attention towards SP is increasing among the consumers, industrialist and researchers. However, the side effects and toxicity related to SP was not summarized, to date. This review summarized the toxic effects such as hormonal disturbances, carcinogenic and organotoxicity of SP based on the clinical and experimental studies. The review mainly focused on the effect of soy isoflavone-genistein on various organs. The main aim of the present review is to increase the public awareness on the harmful effect of SP on the various health aspects and draw the attention of the health care personnel and researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-139
Number of pages9
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume166
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015

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Keywords

  • Carcinogenic
  • Hormonal disturbances
  • Soy isoflavone-genistein
  • Soy protein
  • Toxicity

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  • Medicine(all)

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An insight into the harmful effects of soy protein : A review. / Sukalingam, K.; Ganesan, K.; Das, Srijit; Thent, Zar Chi.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 166, No. 3, 16.11.2015, p. 131-139.

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Sukalingam, K. ; Ganesan, K. ; Das, Srijit ; Thent, Zar Chi. / An insight into the harmful effects of soy protein : A review. In: Clinica Terapeutica. 2015 ; Vol. 166, No. 3. pp. 131-139.
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