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  • n. Any of a class of phytoestrogens characterized by the presence of a pair of propylbenzene groupings


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  • Where it comes from: Sesamin is fibrous matter known as a lignan, which is

  • Isoflavone phytoestrogens such as genistein from soy and certain lignan phytoestrogens may protect against the possible carcinogenic actions of estrogen by:

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  • In a separate study, 22 post-menopausal Danish women ate a low-fat muffin, either with or without flax seed-derived lignan, every day for six weeks.

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  • Earlier this year, a small study by U.S. and Chinese researchers in the British Journal of Nutrition suggested that flax seed-derived lignan (a natural plant-based compound) might modulate C-reactive protein levels in type 2 diabetics, especially among women.

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  • At the trial's conclusion, women who had eaten the lignan-containing muffins showed an average decline of 15 percent in their C-reactive protein levels.

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  • Researchers have often suspected that lignan might stop prostate tumor cells from multiplying out of control.

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  • High in omega-3 fatty acids, it also has "800 times more lignan than anything else you could stick in your mouth," says Duke University cancer researcher Wendy Demark-Wahnefried.

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  • Those with mild hormonal imbalances and PMS often experience marked to complete relief after making the food and beverage upgrades in this book and taking proven hormone-modulating herbs such as lignan concentrates (Brevail), black cohosh, dong quai, gamma oryzanol, DIM, and chaste tree berry (vitex).

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  • R (1969) Anti-tumour agents from Bursera microphylla (Burseraceae) Part I l: Isolation of a new lignan-burseran Journal of Pharmacautical Sciences, 58,175 - 176

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  • Ecx ne la lignan kovrilon de la truo en la frontono gxi povas desxiri, kvankam la rustigxintaj hokoj preskaux ne plu povas teni gxin.

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