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Soya food can cause impotency, warn experts

The presence of natural chemicals in soya could adversely affect your sperm, warn fertility experts, cautioning the present trend towards consuming soya to substitute meat and dairy products in the US and Europe.

A recent study has revealed that men who eat food like tofu having soya content are more like to have impotency. The presence of natural chemicals in soya could  adversely affect your sperm, warn fertility experts, cautioning the present trend towards consuming soya to substitute meat and dairy products in the US and Europe.

The craze for soya and almond food has led to a drastic fall in the sale of Cow milk, which is an alarming trend, warn experts. Soya is produced from beans native to East Asia now.

Researchers from Spain who studied the harmful effects of soya said, it might have been caused by some chemicals called phytoestrogens, which respond to female hormones which are present in soya. 

They cause a reduction in the mobility of sperm cells, and also increases their proportion to an adverse level. This situation results in having less number of chromosomes, which seriously affects sperm leading to infertility.

Researchers said, they reached conclusion, after studying the impact of chemicals called ‘endocrine disrupters’ on men like Bisphenol A, which are used to make plastic coatings.

The team said, the results were shocking when they found out that soya is major cause behind factors leading to infertility in men, after analysing the daily diet of about 25 volunteers for  more than two years.

Dr Francisco Dominguez, University of Valencia and IVI Fertility, said the findings will be a boon for men facing infertility issues.

However, fertility expert Professor Allan Pacey from Sheffield University didn’t agree with the findings. “This is a relatively small study of only 25 men and so I think we should be cautious about what we can conclude from it,” he added.

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