Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of estrogen.

Etymologies

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estrogen +‎ -like

Examples

  • Tofu is gaining in popularity in the west because it contains estrogenlike compounds called phytoestrogens, that may protect against many different forms of cancer.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • First, soy foods such as tofu, tempeh, miso soup, and soy milk contain estrogenlike compounds, which can help relieve menopausal symptoms.

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  • Red clover is rich in phytoestrogens, weak estrogenlike compounds that can block the effect of more potent estrogens in the body by competing with them for receptor sites on cells.

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  • Recent studies suggest that estrogenlike compounds found in soy—isoflavones—can help maintain bone-building calcium and reduce bone loss.

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  • Rich in natural estrogenlike compounds, ginseng is used to alleviate hot flashes and some of the more unpleasant signs of menopause.

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  • But here's a clue: many industry studies tested this estrogenlike chemical on a strain of rat that is insensitive to estrogen.

    Just Say No—To Bad Science

  • Our risk is also elevated if we happen naturally to have higher levels of estrogen in our blood.11 Exposure to estrogenlike compounds such as certain pesticides may also have an effect, and questions have been raised about additional estrogen exposure through fertility drugs and hormones in meat and milk.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Isoflavones have a similar chemical structure to estrogen and can exert a weak estrogenlike effect on the body.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Negative effects may include stomach upset, headaches, and dizziness.24 Although black cohosh does not seem to contain estrogenlike substances25 studies have been contradictory, women with breast cancer may want to check for the latest studies and speak to a health care provider before using this product.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Soy, which contains plant estrogens known as phytoestrogens, has a similar chemical structure to estrogen and can exert a weak estrogenlike effect on the body.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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