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Epidemiology of phytoestrogens.

Abstract

Epidemiological studies have revealed that high levels of lignans and isoflavonoids are frequently associated with low breast, prostate and colon cancer risk, as well as a low risk of coronary heart disease. These compounds seem to be cancer protective and/or are biomarkers of a 'healthy' diet. All soy protein products consumed by Asian populations have high concentrations of isoflavonoids. In other countries, such as Finland and Sweden, the lignan levels are higher in populations with the lowest risk because of a high consumption of whole-grain rye bread, berries and some vegetables. There is a strong association between fibre intake per kilogram body weight and lignan concentrations in body fluids. Breast cancer has been found to be associated with low lignan levels in the USA, Finland, Sweden and Australia. With regard to prostate and colon cancer, as well as coronary heart disease, the epidemiological data related to phytoestrogens are still very limited.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Folkhälsan Research Centre, Department of Clinical Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10384816

Citation

Adlercreutz, H. "Epidemiology of Phytoestrogens." Bailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 12, no. 4, 1998, pp. 605-23.
Adlercreutz H. Epidemiology of phytoestrogens. Baillieres Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998;12(4):605-23.
Adlercreutz, H. (1998). Epidemiology of phytoestrogens. Bailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 12(4), pp. 605-23.
Adlercreutz H. Epidemiology of Phytoestrogens. Baillieres Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1998;12(4):605-23. PubMed PMID: 10384816.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of phytoestrogens. A1 - Adlercreutz,H, PY - 1999/6/29/pubmed PY - 1999/6/29/medline PY - 1999/6/29/entrez SP - 605 EP - 23 JF - Bailliere's clinical endocrinology and metabolism JO - Baillieres Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. VL - 12 IS - 4 N2 - Epidemiological studies have revealed that high levels of lignans and isoflavonoids are frequently associated with low breast, prostate and colon cancer risk, as well as a low risk of coronary heart disease. These compounds seem to be cancer protective and/or are biomarkers of a 'healthy' diet. All soy protein products consumed by Asian populations have high concentrations of isoflavonoids. In other countries, such as Finland and Sweden, the lignan levels are higher in populations with the lowest risk because of a high consumption of whole-grain rye bread, berries and some vegetables. There is a strong association between fibre intake per kilogram body weight and lignan concentrations in body fluids. Breast cancer has been found to be associated with low lignan levels in the USA, Finland, Sweden and Australia. With regard to prostate and colon cancer, as well as coronary heart disease, the epidemiological data related to phytoestrogens are still very limited. SN - 0950-351X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10384816/Epidemiology_of_phytoestrogens_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -