Estrogenic soybean isoflavones and chronic disease Risks and benefits.


Journal Article

Many edible plants contain natural estrogens called phytoestrogens. These compounds possess mixed estrogen agonist-antagonist properties that are organ-specific in vivo. We have focused on estrogenic soybean isoflavones because of their potential extensive dietary availability. In this article, we review the clinical and experimental evidence for the possible benefits and risks of ingestion of estrogenic isoflavones throughout the life span, and highlight areas needing further elucidation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clarkson, TB; Anthony, MS; Hughes, CL

Published Date

  • January 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 16

PubMed ID

  • 18406678

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18406678

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-2760

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/1043-2760(94)00087-k


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States