Confused About Phytoestrogens?

Phytoestrogens are widely distributed in plants and are structurally similar to estrogens and can thus bind weakly to estrogen receptors. Estrogen is increasingly recognized as a cause of breast cancer. Elevated levels of naturally produced estrogen and hormonal therapy with estrogen for menopause are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. There are three major classes of phytoestrogens: Isoflavones, which are concentrated in soybeans and soy products but are also found in...

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