phytoestrogen


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phy·to·es·tro·gen

 (fī′tō-ĕs′trə-jən)
n.
Any of a group of nonsteroidal substances found in plants, including isoflavones, that are structurally similar to estrogen and can mimic or modulate the action of endogenous estrogen when ingested by humans and other animals.

phytoestrogen

(ˌfaɪtəʊˈiːstrədʒən)
n
(Botany) any of various plant compounds which have oestrogenic properties
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phytoestrogen

n fitoestrógeno
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Phytoestrogens in Foods PHYTOESTROGEN CLASS FOOD SOURCES Isoflavones Soy beans, legumes Lignans Whole grains, flax seeds, sesame seeds, split peas, lima beans, pinto beans, alfalfa and clover sprouts, fruits, vegetables Coumestans Soybean and clover sprouts, legumes; small amounts in Brussel sprouts Stilbenes Grapes, peanuts, red wine (resveratrol) Prenylflavanoids Hops, beer
The findings showed that phytoestrogen interventions, such as dietary and supplemental soy isoflavones, were associated with improvement in daily hot flashes and vaginal dryness but not night sweats.
Further, it is possible that herbal medicines, either with a phytoestrogen component or with oestrogen-modulating effects, could work to counterbalance this oestrogen decline?
We thought of trying plant-based phytoestrogen dietary supplements, and when she came back after around two months, she happily reported a significant reduction in the frequency of her hot flashes and other symptoms, including vaginal dryness.
sup][37] The relationship between serum PSA level and urine phytoestrogen concentration was further analyzed in 824 men of over 40 years old without PCa.
In vitro study of non-human primate osteoblasts is thus fundamental to prepare for in vivo studies of phytoestrogen effects on primate bone.
Jessica Savage, an allergist and immunologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and her colleagues correlated one-time urinary phytoestrogen measurements from 7,909 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2010, with histories of physician-diagnosed asthma and self-reported wheezing.
However, its use in cows and buffaloes seems to decrease the milk yield, most probably due to its phytoestrogen contents.
This study investigated the association between habitual phytoestrogen intake and bone density.
Following objections submitted by 10 European groups from Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK, and by Solbar (Israel), the EPO finally restricted claims wherein the isoflavone phytoestrogen extract comprises genistein and daidzein (aglycones) from soybeans and biochanin A or formononetin in red clover "in a ratio of about 1:2 to 2:1.
Low-dose dietary phytoestrogen abrogates tamoxifen-associated mammar y tumor prevention.
Isoflavone is part of the phytoestrogen family mainly found in soya beans, chickpeas and clovers.