Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens Genistein and Daidzein on Breast Cancer Growth

  title={Effects of Soy Phytoestrogens Genistein and Daidzein on Breast Cancer Growth},
  author={M{\'a}rio L de Lemos},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={1118 - 1121}
  • M. D. de Lemos
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether genistein and daidzein, the major phytoestrogens in soy, can stimulate breast cancer growth. DATA SYNTHESIS: Systematic search through primary English-language literature on MEDLINE (1966–January 2001), EMBASE (1982–January 2001) and Current Contents (1998–January 2001). DATA SOURCES: Genistein and daidzein at low concentrations were found to stimulate breast tumor growth in in vitro and in vivo animal studies, and antagonize the antitumor effect of tamoxifen in… 
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