|soy as protein
Jul 29, 1999
You told someone that it was ok to have all of their protein from Soy because he/she is a vegetarian. Large amounts of soy contain/produce estrogens. Since people with hiv have lower testosterone and with protease inhibitors may have lipodystrophy which in my case produced a small amount of gynecomastia, wouldn't it be better to include other sources of protein in the diet?
Response from Dr. Fisher
Yes, I agree with you. But don't exclude soy entirely as it still is an excellent protein source. Alvan Fisher, M.D.
Diet for AIDS and multiple medical problems
I need energy and want to lose weight.
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