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  • n. Plural form of lignan.

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Examples

  • ~ Plant foods may cut breast cancer risk -- "Postmenopausal women who eat healthy amounts of plant foods rich in estrogen-like compounds called lignans may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study."

    Speedlinking 3/22/07

  • Brevail is the first breast health supplement based on lignans, which is shown to decrease breast cancer risk by docking into estrogen receptors and providing weaker estrogenic messages, while blocking harmful, stronger ones.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Flaxseed is high in compounds called lignans, a type of phytoestrogen.

    FOXNews.com

  • Compounds in coffee and tea that could be responsible for the reduced risk include magnesium, antioxidants known as lignans and chlorogenic acids.

    Penn State Live

  • Flax seeds contain estrogen-like chemicals called lignans that appear to dampen the effect of the body's estrogen.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Instead, other compounds in coffee and tea - including magnesium and antioxidants known as lignans or chlorogenic acids - may be involved.

    BBC - Ouch

  • Other compounds in coffee and tea -- including magnesium, antioxidants known as lignans or chlorogenic acids

    YubaNet.com

  • Other compounds found in tea and coffee such as magnesium, antioxidants known as lignans and chlorogenic acids could be involved.

    IrishHealth.com

  • But scientists see the tiny reddish-brown seed, rich in oestrogen-like compounds called lignans, as a potential weapon against breast cancer.

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  • The health-protective compounds in grains, in addition to dietary fibre, include folates, tocopherols and tocotrienols, other vitamins, trace elements and minerals as well as a range of phytochemicals such as lignans, phenolic acids, alkylresorcinols, phytosterols.

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