Coumestrol as well as isoflavones in soybean extract prevent bone resorption in ovariectomized rats.

OBJECTIVE Soybeans contain an abundance of phytoestrogens such as genistein and daidzein, and these compounds are thought to protect against bone loss under estrogen deficient conditions. It is possible, however, that phytoestrogens other than isoflavones may suppress bone resorption. The objective of the present study was to determine whether there are any… CONTINUE READING