Epidemiology of phytoestrogens.

  title={Epidemiology of phytoestrogens.},
  author={Herman C T Adlercreutz},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={12 4},
Epidemiological studies have revealed that high levels of lignans and isoflavonoids are frequently associated with low breast, prostate and colon cancer risk, as well as a low risk of coronary heart disease. These compounds seem to be cancer protective and/or are biomarkers of a 'healthy' diet. All soy protein products consumed by Asian populations have high concentrations of isoflavonoids. In other countries, such as Finland and Sweden, the lignan levels are higher in populations with the… CONTINUE READING