BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soy. Mention its benefits in polite company and brace yourself for a barrage of questions and accusations directed at soy and all the products made from it.
As interest in the health benefits of soy intensified in the research community, the popularity of soyfoods skyrocketed and acceptance among mainstream consumers began to take hold.
As momentum heightened, soy products began penetrating mainstream America and another phenomenon emerged: "soy bashing." A new cottage industry appeared peopled by bean-bashers who have made condemning soyfoods an ongoing crusade.
Astounding claims began to surface about soy, creating anxiety and apprehension among many health-conscious consumers. Shocking assertions concerning infertility, sex organ abnormalities, Alzheimer's disease, and thyroid problems has caused a great deal of confusion among consumers.
"The Skinny on Soy," available for purchase November 17, addresses the continuing campaign to cast doubt on the safety of consuming soyfoods with peer-reviewed research and common sense. Top experts in the field shed light on the issues and sort out the claims behind the mountain of anti-soy rhetoric in this well-written, engaging read. A video trailer for the book is available through YouTube.
Praise for "The Skinny on Soy":
"The Skinny on Soy relies on the latest science and expert input to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the health benefits of soy." – Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC
"This informative and well-researched book systematically dispels the most pervasive myths about soy, so that we can reap the benefits of this amazing food without worry." – Michelle McMacken, MD, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Director, Bellevue Hospital Weight Management Clinic
"The Skinny on Soy lets us enthusiastically embrace the simple soybean - the legume for a livable future. Thank you, Ms. Oser for this well-researched and enlightening book, which I will recommend to my colleagues, friends, and patients." – Michael Klaper, MD, educator, and clinician
About the Author
Marie Oser is a best-selling author with a focus on nutrition and disease prevention. Oser is host and executive producer of VegTV and managing editor at Ecomii, a leading environmental site. Oser lives in Southern California. "The Skinny on Soy" is her fifth book.
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SOURCE Soyfoods Association of North America