class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddleSoya contains phyto-oestrogens
, or plant-oestrogens, which basically mimic the action of oestrogen in our bodies.
and prostate cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.
Dr Glenville recommends Meno Herbal Support (PS21.97, Naturalhealth practice.com), which includes soya, red clover, sage, alfafa and flaxseeds - all sources of phyto-oestrogens
and phytosterols, which help to reduce hot flushes and vaginal dryness.
Role of phyto-oestrogens
in ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Sesame is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant lignans, exemplified by Sesamin, Sesamolin and Sesaminol, which are also classified as phyto-oestrogens
are mainly sourced from soy and red clover, which express their pharmacological action through isoflavones.
Food containing phyto-oestrogens
may also help, suggests Cullen - as well as wholegrains, sources include quinoa, pumpkin seeds, garlic, red lentils, berries and leafy greens.
and Western diseases," Annals of Medicine, vol.
Association between dietary phyto-oestrogens
and bone density in men and postmenopausal women.
are plant chemicals that function like the female sex hormone.
Soyfoods and soybean phyto-oestrogens
(isolavones) as possible alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The role of phyto-oestrogens
in women's health, in particular breast health, has been the subject of debate for several years.