phytoestrogen


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phytoestrogen

(fī-tō-es-trō-jin),
A plant constituent with a structure similar to that of estrogen.

phytoestrogen

/phy·to·es·tro·gen/ (-es´tro-jen) any of a group of weakly estrogenic, nonsteroidal compounds widely occurring in plants.

phytoestrogen

(fī′tō-ĕs′trə-jən)
n.
Any of a group of nonsteroidal substances found in plants, including isoflavones, that are structurally similar to estrogen and can mimic or modulate the action of endogenous estrogen when ingested by humans and other animals.
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Phytoestrogens are polyphenolic compounds found in plants, such as legumes and grains.
Headache prophylaxis from phytoestrogen intervention was examined as part of a small doubleblind, placebo-controlled, crossover intervention study over 7-menstrual cycles of 23 women with prospectively confirmed PMS aged 18-35 years and with a BMI 19-30 kg/m.
Use of phytoestrogens in general was associated with a decrease in the number of daily hot flashes and vaginal dryness between the treatment groups and placebo, but not in the number of night sweats.
Even though the placebo group did not receive phytoestrogen challenge, they also demonstrated 2-fold prostate tissue genistein and daidzein concentrations compared to their plasma values.
SAN DIEGO -- Could increased consumption of phytoestrogens help prevent or treat asthma and allergy?
2006), ovariectomized hamsters orally given soybean and Kudzu phytoestrogen extracts had significantly (P (Less than) 0.
The phytoestrogens examined included soya isoflavones, lignans and enterolignans including equol and coumestrol into the analysis.
Effects of the phytoestrogen genistein on some predictors of cardiovascular risk in osteopenic, postmenopausal women: a two year randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
To assess how phytoestrogen exposure influences energy metabolism in brown adipocytes, we determined the mRNA expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism in BAT.
Indeed several studies dealt with the pharmacokinetic profile of genistein in healthy women at different ages showing that it is possible to attain the same concentration of the phytoestrogen found in Asian population and consequently to obtain the same beneficial effects (2).
Phytoestrogens have had a modest positive impact on bone tissue and on the development of osteoporosis in experimental animals.