Category Archives: Oestrogen

How Does Genistein Prevent Cancer?

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Nutritional Treatments for Osteoporosis

Understanding of the way osteoporosis relates to nutritional factors has been one of the successes of nutritional research over the last 50 years. However, as with all scientific research the gains that have been made have simply reflected common nutritional … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Soy?

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The Oestrogenic Effects of Soy

Soy contains a group of phytochemicals called isoflavones. Genistin, daidzin and glycitin are the best characterised and most thoroughly researched of these isoflavones. These isoflavones are bonded to sugar molecules in plants, forming glycosides that are named genistein, daidzein and … Continue reading

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Soybean Isoflavone Bioavailability

Isoflavones are phytochemicals found in soybeans that may explain some of their health benefits. Isoflavones have been suggested to be responsible for the protective effect that soybean foods shown against oestrogen related cancers such as breast cancer. This may relate … Continue reading

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The Flax Plant

Flax in an annual herb with a tall lean appearance. Thin slender stems, with similarly slender leaves, branch towards the top producing an elegant plant that can possess blue or white flowers (figure 1). Flax was known historically through Mesopotamian, … Continue reading

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: The Obesity Link

It is clear that genetic factors cannot explain the increase in the prevalence of obesity seen in the last few decades. Mounting evidence suggests that exposure to new environmental factors have played by far the largest part in this obesity … Continue reading

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Are There More To Linseeds That Omega 3 Fats?

Flax Seeds (linseeds) contain high amounts of the essential fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)). This fatty acid is the parent compound for production of the series 3 eicosanoids, a group of short lived hormones that regulate important … Continue reading

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Hormone Diet Association?

The hormone diet association is a well known phenomenon. Dietary changes can influence the prevailing milieu of hormones and this in turn can have a profound influence on health. As well as being reported in the academic literature, the hormone … Continue reading

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Even More on the Mediterranean Diet

Research is accumulating that suggests the traditional saturated fat and cholesterol theory of cardiovascular disease is false. Instead, diet quality appears to be the overriding nutritional influence in the development of cardiovascular disease. The Mediterranean diet is a diet composed … Continue reading

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