Microbial and dietary factors are associated with the equol producer phenotype in healthy postmenopausal women.

@article{Bolca2007MicrobialAD,
  title={Microbial and dietary factors are associated with the equol producer phenotype in healthy postmenopausal women.},
  author={Selin Bolca and Sam Possemiers and Annelies Herregat and Inge Huybrechts and Arne Heyerick and St{\'e}phanie De Vriese and Marian Verbruggen and Herman T Depypere and Denis de Keukeleire and Marc E. Bracke and Stefaan De Henauw and Willy Verstraete and Tom Richard Van de Wiele},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 10},
  pages={2242-6}
}
Equol, a microbial metabolite of daidzein, has been hypothesized as a clue to the effectiveness of soy and its isoflavones but is excreted by only 33% of Caucasians. Microbial and dietary factors associated with the ability to harbor equol-producing bacteria were studied in a randomized dietary intervention trial with 100 healthy postmenopausal women. After a 4-d baseline period, subjects delivered first-void urine, fecal, and breath samples. During the 5-d treatment period, 3 portions of… CONTINUE READING