Dietary factors influence production of the soy isoflavone metabolite s-(-)equol in healthy adults.

Abstract

S-(-)equol, an intestinally derived metabolite of the soy isoflavone daidzein, is proposed to enhance the efficacy of soy diets. Adults differ in their ability to produce equol when consuming soy foods for reasons that remain unclear. Therefore, we performed a comprehensive dietary analysis of 143 macro- and micronutrients in 159 healthy adults in the… (More)
DOI: 10.3945/jn.113.179564

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