A 54 year old is suing a soy milk company after he noticed dramatic changes in his body from consuming the product for the past four months.
Sydney Wellington, was recently diagnosed with lactose intolerant and he started using soy milk after his doctor told him soy milk would be a good alternative.
“Things were well at start, but after a few months, I noticed my weird changes in my body. My breast were growing and started getting bigger and my nipples started pointing out” he told reporters.
“My sexual desire has completely disappeared,” he says. “My penis—I won’t say it atrophied, but it was so flaccid that it looked very small in comparison with the way it used to be. Even my emotions changed.” he admits, visibly shaken.
High estrogen levels
Soy products don’t contain any estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, they do produce plant-based estrogens also known as phytoestrogens.
“It seems my patient developed a severe form of gynecomastia which is a non-cancerous increase in the size of breast tissue,” explains his physician, Dr. Allan Greenwall.
“His diet high in phytoestrogens would also explain his extreme mood swings, irritability, decrease of libido and lack of rationality, all symptoms similar to women suffering from PMS” he adds.
Sydney Wellington claims the mood swings immediately ended after he stopped consuming soy products over two weeks ago.
“Every time my spouse was aroused, I told her I had a headache or that I wasn’t in the mood. She once even thought I had turned gay,” he told local reporters, visibly glad these events were now far behind.
A similar case occurred in Belgium in 2013 when a transgender man who had been a vegetarian for over 20 years discovered he was not a woman after ending his soy-based diet for medical reasons.