Phytoestrogen Content of Foods Consumed in Canada, Including Isoflavones, Lignans, and Coumestan

  title={Phytoestrogen Content of Foods Consumed in Canada, Including Isoflavones, Lignans, and Coumestan},
  author={Lilian U. Thompson and Beatrice A. Boucher and Zhen Liu and Michelle Cotterchio and Nancy Kreiger},
  journal={Nutrition and Cancer},
  pages={184 - 201}
Phytoestrogens may play a role in hormone-related diseases such as cancer, but epidemiological and clinical data are conflicting in part due to inadequate databases used in intake estimation. [] Key Method Foods (N = 121) available in Ontario, Canada were prepared as commonly consumed and analyzed for isoflavones (genistein, daidzein, glycitein, formononetin), lignans (secoisolariciresinol, matairesinol, pinoresinol, lariciresinol), and coumestan (coumestrol) using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry…

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