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.
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.
It remains questionable as to whether phytooestrogens or other natural products are harmless and can be used indefinitely.
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.
Dietary fiber, bifido bacteria, phytooestrogens derived from soy and milk-based ingredients that promote relaxation--food in France is becoming functional in 2002.