Congress of the European Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians. Jerusalem, ISR, 1998/05/10.
Phytoestrogens are diphenolic compounds that are present in several plants eaten by human beings.
Soybeans and flaxseed are particularly abundant source of phytoestrogens.
When ingested in relatively large amounts, phytoestrogens have been shown to have significant estrogen agonists/antagonists effects in animals and humans.
There is epidemiological, laboratory and clinical evidence which indicates that phytoestrogens, like certain selective estrogen receptor mudulators, have an antiproliferative effect on the breast, and positive effects on the lipoprotein profile and bone density.
They might also improve some of the climacteric symptoms.
This evidence is critically reviewed, and the possible benefit of dietary intervention with phytoestrogen-rich food for woman's health is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Oestrogène, Phytohormone, Activité biologique, Epidémiologie, Variation géographique, Consommation alimentaire, Etude comparative, Tumeur maligne, Multiplication cellulaire, Ménopause, Symptomatologie, Israël, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Estrogen, Phytohormone, Biological activity, Epidemiology, Geographical variation, Food intake, Comparative study, Malignant tumor, Cell proliferation, Menopause, Symptomatology, Israel, Asia, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0404495
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 22/03/2000.