In Episode #155, I sat down with gynaecologist and obstetrician Nitu Bajekal to talk about endometriosis and the female reproductive system.
In this episode, we covered what endometriosis is, how prevalent it is, whether it’s affected by diet and soy, and its implications for fertility and general lifestyle. We also discussed the oral contraceptive pill and whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
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- Dr Nitu Bajekal’s website
- Endometriosis fact sheet
- Taking the contraceptive pill back-to-back
- Nurses’ health study on diet and risk of endometriosis
- Randomised control trial looking at soy and hot flushes
- Soy and health outcomes umbrella review
- Soy and testosterone and oestrogen levels in male humans
- Endometriosis and quality of life
- Endometriosis, dysmenorrhoea, and diet
- ‘Soy Reduces Bone Turnover Markers in Women During Early Menopause: A Randomized Controlled Trial’
- ‘Soy and Health Update: Evaluation of the Clinical and Epidemiologic Literature’
- ‘The effect of dietary soy intake on weight loss, glycaemic control, lipid profiles and biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised clinical trial’
- ‘Neither soy foods nor isoflavones warrant classification as endocrine disruptors: a technical review of the observational and clinical data’