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- noun organic chemistry The
lignan lactonerac-(8α,8'β)-3,3'-dihydroxylignano-9,9'-lactone; a phytoestrogenproduced by intestinal microflorafrom precursors in plantfood
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However, coffee has also been shown to contribute to blood levels of a phytoestrogen called enterolactone, which is associated with a decreased risk of estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer.
The plant lignans secoisolariciresinol diglucoside SDG, matairesinol, and pinoresinol in flaxseeds are converted in the colon of humans and other animals into the mammalian lignans enterodiol and enterolactone, which are more potent phytoestrogens than plant lignans.
Enterodiol and enterolactone are called mammalian lignans because bacteria synthesize these lignans in the mammalian colon from plant lignans.
Recently, the lignan metabolite enterolactone was linked to healthier, thinner women in a recent study of post-menopausal women (British Journal of Nutrition).
HMRlignan is the purest, most highly bioavailable source of plant lignans clinically proven to boost and maintain enterolactone levels.
Compounds such as genistein, naringenin, kaempferol, and lignans such as enterodiol and enterolactone, were not linked to increased incidence of adverse events, according to an analysis of 92 randomised controlled trials with almost 10,000 participants published in