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In adults, 25 grams per day of soy protein may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Soy foods and soy-based infant formula are widely used in children, but no studies have shown whether isolated soy protein or isoflavone supplements are useful or safe in this population. Therefore, isolated soy products are not recommended for children at this time.
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