lignan

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lignan

(ˈlɪɡnən)
n
(Plants) a substance, found in plants, which has estrogenic and anticancer effects
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Four new nonaoxygenated C18 dibenzocylcooctadiene lignans from Kadsura philippinensis.
As we describe in this article, large human population studies show major reductions in cancer risk and often specific protective mechanisms against hormone-responsive cancers like breast cancer when vitamin D, (12-14) cruciferous vegetables (7), (15-17) (a source of indole-3-carbinol, or I3C), soy, (18-20) D-glucarate, (21), (22) and lignans (23), (24) are consumed.
AlaLife flax lignan is a standardized flaxseed extract with high quality lignans, particularly secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG).
They also contain special compounds called lignans, which are plant pigments with powerful antioxidant properties.
Supply of a q-tof mass spectrometer for coupling to scf chromatography, In particular for the analysis of nonpolar compounds from lignocelluloses, Eg extractives, Plant constituents, Lignans, Hemicelluloses, (modified) oligosaccharides and lignin.
They encompass a number of classes of compounds, including isoflavones, lignans, coumestans, stilbenes, and prenylflavanoids.
Bacteria in our guts transform these lignans into enterolignans, which are chemically similar to estrogen.
The activity of hepatoprotective plants has been related to certain secondary metabolites, such as alkaloids, coumarins, carotenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, lignans, xanthenes, lipids, monoterpenes, and organic acids (Oh et al.
Some of the species are reported to have bioactive constituents of different classes, such as lignans [5, 6], cyclopeptides [7, 8], flavonoids [9], flavone glycosides, and phenyl propanoid glycosides [10].
PROTECT YOU | Physical activity | Eating vegetables and lots of roughage Any kind of physical activity is good PROBABLY PROTECT YOU | Eating foods containing carotenoids, fibre flavonoids and lignans (plant nutrients) | High folic acid intake | Eating low GI (glycaemic index) carbs | Low alcohol intake | Not being overweight | Low intake of red meat | Avoiding overcooked or processed meat | Not smoking | Diet low in saturated (animal) fat Regularly eating fruit and vegetables is essential POSSIBLY PROTECT YOU Eating cereals and foods containing Vitamins C, D, E | ||coffee ||low calorie intake Even a cup of coffee might help
You can find healthful components in flaxseed, such as omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and lignans.
The researchers speculate that antioxidant compounds in coffee - lignans and chlorogenic acid - could have a beneficial effect.