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equol

isoflavan.
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The study identified three sulfate conjugates: equol 7-sulfate, equol 4'-sulfate, and equol 4',7-disulfate.
The isoflavone Equol mediates rapid vascular relaxation: [Ca.
39) Men with the highest circulating levels of genistein, daidzein, and equol reduced prostate cancer risk by 62%, 59%, and 66%, respectively.
The three most estrogenic phytoestrogens are genistein, coumestrol (a coumestan) and equol.
The effect of soy consumption on the urinary 2:16-hydroxyestrone ratio in postmenopausal women depends on equol production status but is not influenced by probiotic consumption.
The phytoestrogens examined included soya isoflavones, lignans and enterolignans including equol and coumestrol into the analysis.
The equol is then absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to various body tissues, where it appears to exhibit greater antioxidant and estrogenic effects than daidzein (Arora et al.
In an experiment involving women volunteers, urinary excretion of one of the isoflavones, equol, was associated with a higher dietary intake of dietary fibre and carbohydrate.
And, recently, scientists at the University of Massachusetts discovered that two soy isoflavones, daidzein and equol, work like some of the anti-diabetic drugs doctors currently prescribe.
These may be absorbed or further metabolized to many specific metabolites, including equol and p-ethylpheno [1,9].
Investigating scientists suggest that equol is a powerful antioxidant that possesses potent anti-androgenic properties and may provide significant benefits in the relief of menopausal symptoms and the promotion of bone and cardiovascular health.