Assessing exposure to lignans and their metabolites in humans.

@article{Lampe2006AssessingET,
  title={Assessing exposure to lignans and their metabolites in humans.},
  author={Johanna W. Lampe and Charlotte Atkinson and Meredith A J Hullar},
  journal={Journal of AOAC International},
  year={2006},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={1174-81}
}
Phytoestrogens occur naturally in plants and are structurally similar to mammalian estrogens. The lignans are a class of phytoestrogen and can be metabolized to the biologically active enterolignans, enterodiol, and enterolactone by a consortium of intestinal bacteria. Secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), a plant lignan, is metabolized to enterodiol and, subsequently, enterolactone. Matairesinol, another plant lignan, is metabolized to enterolactone. Other dietary enterolignan precursors… CONTINUE READING