Dietary seaweed modifies estrogen and phytoestrogen metabolism in healthy postmenopausal women.

@article{Teas2009DietarySM,
  title={Dietary seaweed modifies estrogen and phytoestrogen metabolism in healthy postmenopausal women.},
  author={Jane Teas and Thomas G. Hurley and James R. H{\'e}bert and Adrian A. Franke and Daniel W. Sepkovic and Mindy S. Kurzer},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={939-44}
}
Seaweed and soy foods are consumed daily in Japan, where breast cancer rates for postmenopausal women are significantly lower than in the West. Likely mechanisms include differences in diet, especially soy consumption, and estrogen metabolism. Fifteen healthy postmenopausal women participated in this double-blind trial of seaweed supplementation with soy challenge. Participants were randomized to 7 wk of either 5 g/d seaweed (Alaria) or placebo (maltodextrin). During wk 7, participants also… CONTINUE READING