Dietary Soy Consumption and its Impact on Male Fertility, a Systematic Review

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Babin, Bailey
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Schafer, Gerald
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2023-04-28
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Dietary Soy Consumption and its Impact on Male Fertility, a Systematic Review
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Objective: To review current literature regarding impacts of dietary soy on male fertility. Methods: Literature was gathered through PubMed and CINAHL and assessed for impacts on male fertility. Dietary soy products included foods that contained isoflavone phytoestrogens. Results: Of the studies in this review, two involving mice, half found that dietary soy negatively affects male fertility, while the other half found that dietary soy has no effects on male fertility. Conclusion: Further studies should be conducted with a longer duration before coming to a concrete conclusion of whether or not the presence of dietary soy, including isoflavones, adversely affects male fertility. Keywords: Fertility; isoflavones; soy products; estrogens; reproduction.
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Health Sciences