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Statement by the National Nutritional Foods Association Regarding the Safety of Soy Products

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2006): Consumers should not be alarmed or concerned about continuing their daily soy regimes as recommended on the label or as directed by their health care practitioner. Soy supplements can indeed be used safely by both women and children.

When viewed in its entirety, the available scientific evidence, as shared during this week’s NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR) panel discussion, supports the safety of soy isoflavone dietary supplements.

We support quality research initiatives regarding the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements, and our industry maintains a commitment to consumers and the media to continue educating them on the value of all natural products. A recent study concluded that 187 million Americans today take some form of health supplement as part of their diets, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs and other botanicals.

About NNFA
NNFA ( ) is the nation's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NNFA represents more than 8,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products including foods, dietary supplements, and health and beauty aids. In addition to offices in Washington D.C. and Newport Beach , Calif. , NNFA also has seven regional offices throughout the United States and is governed by a 22-member board of directors representing all segments of industry.

Tracy Taylor

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