Tag: "phytoestrogens" at medical news
Higher consumption of some soy products, grains and vegetables linked to reduced risk of lung cancer
A diet higher in plant-derived compounds known as phytoestrogens
is linked with a lower lung cancer risk, according...estrogen-like activity. The three main classes of phytoestrogens
are isoflavones, lignans, and cumestrans. A fourth group of plant-derived steroidal compounds belie...
Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk
...e largest case-controlled study to examine dietary phytoestrogens
and lung cancer risk in a U. S. population, accord...n populations that typically eat larger amounts of phytoestrogens
than is consumed in America. Between 1995 and 2003, the research team enrolled 1,674 patients treate...
Breast-feeding still best despite environmental chemicals in human milk
...e of this is the potential effects on infants from phytoestrogens
- plant compounds with estrogenic activity - in soy-based formulas. In addition, the focus of most human milk biomonitoring studies has been on persistent, bioaccumulative compounds such as PCBs. Little work has been done on shorter-lived chemicals s...
Women cautioned against using herbal supplements
...studies have shown that women on diets high in soy phytoestrogens
experience greater cell multiplication in the breast. There is concern over this effect since it could be a preliminary step in cancer formation by leading to the outgrowth of latent cancer cells. In looking at studies on the use of supplements for ...