Equol-Producing Bacteria and Estrogen Metabolism

  title={Equol-Producing Bacteria and Estrogen Metabolism},
  author={Charlotte Atkinson},
Abstract : Intestinal bacteria are involved in estrogen metabolism. Thus, inter-individual differences in intestinal bacterial populations may contribute to variation breast cancer risk via effects on estrogen metabolism. One-third to one-half of the population harbors the yet-to be-identified bacteria that metabolize daidzein, a soy isoflavone, to equol. Studies suggest that equol production may be associated with reduced breast cancer risk, but mechanisms for this relationship are unknown… CONTINUE READING

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