EFSA confirms the safety of isoflavones

Brussels, 22 October 2015 – On 21 October 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific opinion “Risk assessment for peri- and post-menopausal women taking soy food supplements containing isolated isoflavones”. The risk assessment concludes that human data do not indicate any suspected harmful effects from a potential interaction of isoflavones on endocrine pathways (in mammary gland, uterus and/or thyroid). These conclusions about food supplements indirectly confirm the safety of foods which naturally contain isoflavones at lower levels than food supplements, such as soy foods.

ENSA Statement on EFSA risk assessment on isoflavones supplements