I pride myself on being somewhat of a scientific thinker. I try not to jump to conclusions or believe every little thing I hear. However, even I have started to fall for the persistent rumors about the 'dangers' of eating soy. Well, little did I know... there is absolutely no scientific proof about the so-called risks of eating soy. No peer reviewed studies. No body of factual evidence. Just rumors started by an organization which just happens to have many members who are meat and dairy farmers. Hmm.
Read this article about the issue here: http://zenhabits.net/soy/ which has a lot of links to further info and studies and decide for yourself. But as far as I'm concerned, Soy is perfectly safe.
This is important for people who are on restricted diets, because soy is often a good tasting replacement for many problem foods.