Phytoestrogen Content and Estrogenic Effect of Legume Fodder

  title={Phytoestrogen Content and Estrogenic Effect of Legume Fodder},
  author={H. Saloniemi and K. Waehaelae and P. Nyk{\"a}nen-Kurki and K. Kallela and I. Saastamoinen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  pages={13 - 17}
  • H. Saloniemi, K. Waehaelae, +2 authors I. Saastamoinen
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Abstract This study is a summary of Finnish investigations of the phytoestrogen content of legume plants, red clover, white clover, alfalfa, and goat's rue. In addition to the chemical analyses, biological studies were performed. Uterine weight of immature rats was used as an indicator of the estrogenic effect of the fodder used. All red clover varieties studied contained estrogenic isoflavones, especially formononetin and biochanin-A. The phytoestrogen content varied from 1.0% to 2.5% of dry… CONTINUE READING

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