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In another discussion here the issue of soymilk came up in relation to BPH. I have read that soy contains estrogen compounds, and the balance between estrogen and testosterone might be a cause of BPH. This is because as we grow older our testosterone decreases at the same time that the prostate grows - a possible cause and effect.
Anyway, for a number of years I have been making two high protein blender drinks per day using soymilk as my base. I use the unsweetened Silk soymilk - 7 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, low sodium. I do this to keep my intake of sugars down - I have a tendency to have higher than normal blood sugar levels.
I can find no "hard evidence" of soymilk or soy products being the cause of, or contributing to BPH, but this is a learning process.
Silk does make a new product that is 10% protein, and a few grams of sugar per serving, made from cashews and almonds, rather than soy. I tried it - very good, but higher in sodium than the soymilk. All dairy milk products have higher sugar levels than these soy or nut based milks.
Any thoughts about this? Would stopping the soymilk help my BPH symptoms, or is this another myth?
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