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  • n. Plural form of phytoestrogen.


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  • While the chemical structure of phytoestrogens is similar to estrogen and they can act as mimics of estrogen, it's more likely that phytoestrogens have effects that are very different from those of real estrogen.

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  • Some of these herbs are considered what is known as "phytoestrogens" - plants that act as a natural source of estrogen once converted by the body.


  • The key issue: At what level of exposure might estrogen modifiers, which range from chemicals to nuts, tofu and dozens of other foods known as phytoestrogens, effect development?

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  • Many plastics, as well as many natural substances such as clover, many fruits, and soy --together called phytoestrogens -- subtly alter the way our hormones work.

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  • Soy contains estrogen-like chemicals, called phytoestrogens, and heightened exposure to estrogen has been linked with increased risk of breast cancer.

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  • While an anti-inflammatory diet high in vegetables and healthy fats from cold-water fish, olive oil, nuts, and seeds especially chia seeds and low in animal fat can help lower body fat and premenopausal estrogen levels, vegetables are also a source of certain phytochemicals known as phytoestrogens that may help lessen menopausal symptoms.

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

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  • Soybeans also contain other hormonelike compounds, called phytoestrogens, which block the action of the more potent estrogens in the body that can stimulate the growth of cancerous tumors.

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  • In a growing body of research, scientists are also looking at how the phytonutrients called phytoestrogens can improve health.

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  • Called phytoestrogens, can protect both men and women from cancer

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