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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.
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phytoestrogen

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

n fitoestrógeno
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Due to the phytoestrogen content of soya, many women decide to include it in their diet as they enter the menopause.
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
Additionally, diets that are rich in soy-derived phytoestrogen are recommended as a therapeutic alternative to prevent some physiological symptoms that are associated with menopause [12-14] and reduce emotional symptoms, such as anxiety [15].
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.
Headache prophylaxis from phytoestrogen intervention was examined as part of a small doubleblind, placebo-controlled, crossover intervention study over 7-menstrual cycles of 23 women with prospectively confirmed PMS aged 18-35 years and with a BMI 19-30 kg/m.
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.
The results showed changes in serum PSA in the isoflavone-treated group compared to men receiving placebo were not statistically significant.[sup][36] Similarly, no PSA levels reduction was observed when a 12-month 83 mg/d isoflavone treatment was administered in 112 healthy men aged 50–80 years.[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.
The effect of soy phytoestrogen supplementation on thyroid status and cardiovascular risk markers in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, crossover study.