Just my personal experience with soy, both soy milk and tofu: a few years ago I decided it was a good thing for a pre-menopausal woman and started having some soy milk and/or tofu every day. My breasts became swollen and tender throughot the month and I had other PMS symptoms almost all the time, as well as some other peri-menopausal symptoms. As I didn't put two and two together, I carried on for probably two years and things never improved. Then I read somewhere that a study had been carried out, the results of which showed that soy in some people caused tumors, I think it was brain tumors. As there's a lot of cancer in my family, that scared me and I immediately stopped eating soya. And all my symptoms disappeared almost overnight, moreover, if I now occasionally have tofu (I keep flirting with vegetarianism), they return within a day or two. But let me add that I am ridicolously sensitive to just about everything as far as my hormones are concerned - anything throws them out of balance, even the things that are widely considered as very beneficial, such as Omega-3, calcium and magnesium, etc. etc., so this is just my personal story which may or may not apply to anyone else.