Re: (fwd) Soymilk reduces hair growth

From: Dossy (
Date: Fri Dec 21 2001 - 11:35:25 MST

On 2001.12.21, Doug Skrecky <> wrote:
> Soymilk reduces hair growth and hair follicle dimensions.
> Exp Dermatol 2001 Dec;10(6):405-413.
> The present studies were initiated to examine the possible effect of
> STI, BBI and soymilk on hair pigmentation. Interestingly, these agents
> were found to affect not only hair pigmentation, but also the rate of
> hair growth, the dimensions of the hair follicle and hair shaft, and
> the appearance of the hair.

I'm not sure if soy sauce contains the same agents that soymilk
does (but it would make sense if they were derived from the same
base product) ... but could this be a logical scientific explanation
why Asians (who have soy products as a regular part of their diet)
have less body hair than Anglos?


-- Dossy

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