The results of mucosal morphometry are not in agreement with the findings of Komboh and Zhu (2014), who found no change in villi height and crypt depth of duodenum, jejunum and ileum of broilers on genistein
Previous investigations have shown that genistein
and its aglycone are the predominant isoflavones in soybean [10, 11].
However, in the ob/ob mouse jejunum, the pathways that likely contribute towards the intestinal dysfunction (i.e., slowed intestinal transit) remain unclear, and furthermore, no studies have assessed the contribution that dietary genistein
may play to ameliorate such pathology.
were oleic and linoleic acids, isoflavonoids (genistein
), carotenoids (zeaxanthin, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin), and polysaccharides (galactan, cellulose, or hemicellulose).
Among them, genistein
and mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) are two kinds of the most prevalent EDCs found in food and environment.
The effects of exogenous genistein
(GNT) on flavonoid content and antioxidase activity in Ginkgo biloba leaves were investigated.
Another tomato produced the same amount of genistein
- a soy bean compound - as 5lb of tofu.
On the contrary, genistein
(GEN) as a phytoestrogen is known to have chemopreventive effects in diverse cancers.
is one of the two primary isoflavones which increases concentrations of TGF-beta that may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Other skin-protecting nutrients include: selenium (Brazil nuts), zinc (sesame and pumpkin seeds), green tea polyphenols, proanthocyanidins and resveratrol (grapes), Silymarin (artichokes), genistein
(soy), and curcumin (turmeric).
, daidzein and glycitein are major isoflavones in soy products that comprise, respectively, 50, 40 and 10% of the total soybean isoflavone profile (7).
In an article published May 28, 2014, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at Northwestern University report the outcome of experiments conducted by their group and others that shows a protective effect for the soy isoflavone genistein
against prostate cancer cell detachment, invasion, and metastasis.