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Plant polyphenols that may have estrogenic effects in mammals.
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The use of soy isoflavones and peptides to reduce microbial contamination could benefit food processors who often use synthetic additives to protect foods.
Isoflavones are present in many legumes in free forms (aglycones) that conjugate with glucose or carbohydrate moieties [4, 11].
At the end of the trial, participants who received soy isoflavones had lower insulin and markers of insulin resistance, free androgens, and serum triglycerides in comparison with those who received a placebo.
(12) The isolated soy protein (ISP) containing 68 mg/d (aglycone equivalents) soy isoflavones was provided as a daily food supplement comprising of a powder, that could be made into a drink or sprinkled over food, and a snack bar.
Soy isoflavones are naturally occurring, plant-based estrogens found in the soybean plant.
By contrast, Western diets mainly comprise red meat-based foods with bare isoflavones.[sup][6],[7],[8],[9]
To test the theory, 200 women in early menopause were either given a daily supplement containing soy protein with 66 milligrams of isoflavones, or one only containing soy protein for six months.
Methods In this randomized pretest-posttest control group design, 25 patients were randomized into 5 groups: isoflavones 40 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 160 mg and placebo, and treated for 4 weeks.
Soybean-derived isoflavones have been suggested as chemopreventive agents for certain types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.
Venkateskumar, "Current knowledge and future direction of research on soy isoflavones as a therapeutic agents," Pharmacognosy Reviews, vol.
-- Soy isoflavones are safe for postmenopausal women to take long term, having no treatment effect on endometrial thickness, reproductive hormones, or thyroid function, the results of a 3-year study have shown.