phytooestrogen

phytooestrogen

Alternative pharmacology
Any of a number of oestrogen-like compounds present in soybeans, flaxseed and other plants, which may ameliorate some of the signs and symptoms of menopause.
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Dose-dependent effects of soy phytooestrogen genistein on adipocytes: mechanisms of action.
Phytooestrogen content of berries, and plasma concentrations and urinary excretion of enterolactone after a single strawberrymeal in human subjects.
EAT MORE phytooestrogen rich foods: pulses, chickpeas, lentils, soya - even hummus and baked beans (sugar-free ones).
Quantitative aspects of phytooestrogen metabolism in sheep fed on Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum cultivar Clare) or Red Clover (Trifolium pratense).
Fears of harmful side-effects of phytooestrogens from soya-based infant formulas have not been proven in human studies.
Phytooestrogens are biologically active plant substances with a chemical structure similar to oestradiol.
Tofu and other soya products contain phytooestrogens, which may help ward off hormone-driven breast cancer
The website shows which foods contain high levels of phytooestrogens -plant hormones that are thought by many experts to protect against breast and prostate cancer.