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Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood
News Release Friday, November 9, 2018 New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, along with collaborators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, examined data from 1,553 African-American women, aged 23-35, participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF). NIEHS postdoctoral researcher and lead author Kristen Upson, Ph.D., offered a potential explanation for the association between soy formula and severe menstrual pain. Grant Numbers: ZIAES049013, K99NR017191 References

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/soy-formula-feeding-during-infancy-associated-severe-menstrual-pain-adulthood

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