Dietary isoflavones: biological effects and relevance to human health.

  title={Dietary isoflavones: biological effects and relevance to human health.},
  author={Kenneth D. R. Setchell and Aedin Cassidy},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={129 3},
Substantial evidence indicates that diets high in plant-based foods may explain the epidemiologic variance of many hormone-dependent diseases that are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Western populations. There is now an increased awareness that plants contain many phytoprotectants. Lignans and isoflavones represent two of the main classes of phytoestrogens of current interest in clinical nutrition. Although ubiquitous in their occurrence in the plant kingdom, these bioactive… CONTINUE READING
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