Black cohosh: just another phytoestrogen?

  title={Black cohosh: just another phytoestrogen?},
  author={Volker Viereck and G{\"u}nter Emons and Wolfgang Wuttke},
  journal={Trends in Endocrinology \& Metabolism},

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