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All of my research has not pointed to any one cause, and that's confusing. it's not making sense to me and it feels like it can't be real that men today have 50% less testosterone than men two or three generations ago. Is this an overblown problem? I really don't see how this is possible. If it was an environmental cause wouldn't we be seeing hormonal disturbances in women's bodies too? I have not heard anything about that, but given how little interest medicine takes in women's bodies, it wouldn't be surprising if no one's done any research.

So far I've seen people blame soy, feminism, birth control pills in the water, and some combination of that. But no concrete explanation and no solution. Anybody have any idea what's really going on?

All of my research has not pointed to any one cause, and that's confusing. it's not making sense to me and it feels like it can't be real that men today have 50% less testosterone than men two or three generations ago. Is this an overblown problem? I really don't see how this is possible. If it was an environmental cause wouldn't we be seeing hormonal disturbances in women's bodies too? I have not heard anything about that, but given how little interest medicine takes in women's bodies, it wouldn't be surprising if no one's done any research. So far I've seen people blame soy, feminism, birth control pills in the water, and some combination of that. But no concrete explanation and no solution. Anybody have any idea what's really going on?

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I don't buy this. People in Asia have been eating soy for centuries and they're just fine. This is IMO slanders against soy propagated by meat lobbyists to combat loss of market share to a rising number of people choosing to eat vegetarian diets in the 2000s.

Soy is an estrogen mimic, as is Cat's Claw, St. John's Wart, etc. The human body cannot differentiate between them. Believe whatever you want to believe. The fact remains: soy causes endocrine disorders, including endocrine cancers. The obesity epidemic in America directly coincides with the US Gov paying farmers to grow/harvest soy and nearly all American processed foods becoming infused with it. Believe whatever is convenient to you, whatever you need to get you through the day, men are women, estrogen isn't a hormone, whatever.