Chapter 7 – Gut Microbial Metabolism of Plant Lignans: Influence on Human Health

  title={Chapter 7 – Gut Microbial Metabolism of Plant Lignans: Influence on Human Health},
  author={Seth C. Yoder and Samuel M. Lancaster and M. Hullar and J. Lampe},
Lignans are fiber-associated compounds found in many plant families and common foods, including grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and drinks such as tea, coffee or wine. The highest concentrations of dietary lignans are found in flaxseed as secoisolariciresinol diglucoside. Other dietary lignans include sesamin, matairesinol, pinoresinol and lariciresinol. Plant lignans can be converted by a consortium of intestinal bacteria to enterolignans, enterodiol and enterolactone. Enterolignans have a… Expand

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