Pharmaceutical prospects of phytoestrogens.

  title={Pharmaceutical prospects of phytoestrogens.},
  author={Takeshi Usui},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  volume={53 1},
Interest in the physiologic and pharmacologic role of bioactive compounds present in plants has increased dramatically over the last decade. Of particular interest in relation to human health are the classes of compounds known as the phytoestrogens, which embody several groups of non-steroidal estrogens, including isoflavones and lignans that are widely distributed within nature. The impact of dietary phytoestrogens on normal biologic processes was first recognized in sheep. Observations of… CONTINUE READING