Estrogen in beef should be of no concern

Leave out the estrogen and give me the fat….there is nothing like a good Ribeye Steak…
What these people do not realize is that the estrogen mimickers are cumulative, summative and additive just like any other toxin in the body. LB.

Drovers Cattle Network

Updated: July 7, 2011

Some consumers want to know where food comes from because they do not wish to consume hormones added to beef by the production-practice of implanting cattle with a tiny amount of estrogen. Estrogen, used in this manner, acts as a repartitioning agent causing the animal to grow more bone and muscle, and to deposit less fat, making the beef leaner. Some additional estrogen is found is a 3-ounce steak from an implanted animal; it contains 1.9 nanograms of estrogen while a 3-ounce steak from a non-implanted animal contains 1.3 nanograms of estrogen. It should be pointed out, however that the daily endogenous production of estrogen by a non-pregnant woman is 480,000 nanograms per day and by a normal adult man is 136,000 nanograms per day. So, if a non-pregnant woman eats one 3-ounce steak from an implanted animal she will have 480,001.9 nanograms of estrogen in her body that day – a normal adult man who eats such a steak will have 136,001.9 nanograms of estrogen in his body that day. Or, they could eat 3-ounces per day of ice-cream, cabbage, wheat germ or soybean oil and raise their body levels of estrogen by 520, 2,016, 3,400 or 1,700,000 per day. Sources: Hoffman and Evers (1986), Academic Press; UK Animal Health Register (1996), Feedstuffs.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.