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  • n. An isoflavone, found in clover, soya etc., that has estrogenic properties

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline coloring-matter, C14H10O5, obtained from the flowers of Genista tinctoria (dyer's-broom): trihydroxyphenylketocoumarin


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  • Miso contains a phytochemical called genistein that scientists have discovered performs the almost miraculous feat of cutting off blood flow to cancerous tumors, thus suffocating them.

    Meg Wolff: Radiation and Miso's Hopeful Healing Powers

  • Soy The active ingredient in soy is genistein, which is a phytoestrogen that protects against hormone-dependent cancers. - Local News

  • Though several findings have found soy consumption beneficial to humans, some research indicates one soy isoflavone, called genistein, can block the effects of tamoxifen and promote the growth of estrogen receptor positive cells in mice.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • One type of isoflavone found in large quantities in soy is called genistein, and in humans this protein binds with some affinity to estrogen receptors.

    Brain Blogger

  • Researchers say that the amount of the chemical, an antioxidant known as genistein, used in the experiments was no higher than what a human would eat in a soybean-rich diet.


  • Soybeans also contain relatively high amounts of phytochemicals, such as genistein, daidzein and glycitein.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • What’s more, it may keep your blood vessels healthy because one of the components in soy, called genistein, helps to prevent blood from clumping and clotting clumping narrows the vessels and leads to clogged arteries and heart disease.

    Fire Up Your Metabolism

  • 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

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  • Soy infant formula contains isoflavones such as genistein, daidzein, and glycitein.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Active ingredient (s): Isoflavones, such as genistein, daidzein and glycitein


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  • That's all well and good, but everyone knows that a genistein is a particularly rare and sought-after gemstone which, when rubbed, conjures up a wish-granting genie.

    I mean, how could it possibly not mean this?

    January 23, 2009

  • How Iroquoisy. I just read this morning:

    "Instead, if mother mouse eats a diet rich in vitamin B12, folic acid or genistein (found in soy), her offspring are slim, healthy and brown—even though they carry a gene that makes them fat, at risk of diabetes and cancer, and yellow."

    —Sharon Begley, "The Sins of the Fathers, Take 2," Newsweek, January 26, 2009.

    January 22, 2009

  • Soybeans are the most common source of isoflavones in human food; the major isoflavones in soybean are genistein and daidzein.

    January 22, 2009

  • See: equol

    November 18, 2008