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Soy Protein Sucks - but so does lame science.

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The notion that soy protein helps with weight loss may have just taken a beating.

A study from the New York Obesity Research Center concludes a diet high in soy does not help or improve weight loss.

This study is interesting for 2 reasons. First, because it’s an example stupidity cloaked in the authority of science. Second, because soy protein sucks anyway (It’s hard to digest and has a high conversion to estrogen. Why anyone trying to lose weight would want to take soy is beyond me)

The study focused on groups of overweight women ages 25 to 49 (here is the crummy science part) were COUNSELED to decrease their caloric intake by 500 calories per day. An experimental group received 15 grams of soy protein per every thousand calories. No surprise, both groups lost weight and the soy group showed no difference in weight loss.

Ugh.  Where do we start with this one? First of all, in plain English, the experimental protocol was to TELL the subjects to eat 500 calories less and TELL them to eat 60 calories of soy protein for every 1,000 calories consumed.  We have this massive uncontrolled variable here called compliance. Translation - ‘don’t leave it up to the dieter to eat what you tell them to eat’.

This study proves nothing, except that some studies are better than others.

Regarding soy protein, it sucks. Definitively. (Fine! We’ll do an article going in depth as to why. Jeez!)