Phytoestrogens possess a weak antioxidant activity on low density lipoprotein in contrast to the flavonoid quercetin in vitro in postmenopausal women

@article{Arteaga2004PhytoestrogensPA,
  title={Phytoestrogens possess a weak antioxidant activity on low density lipoprotein in contrast to the flavonoid quercetin in vitro in postmenopausal women},
  author={Eugenio Arteaga and P Villaseca and Auristela Rojas and Guillermo Marshall and Marcelo Bianchi},
  journal={Climacteric},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={397 - 403}
}
Background Phytoestrogens are a family of plant-derived compounds with weak estrogenic and antiestrogenic properties. The antioxidant capacity of phytoestrogens has been proposed as one of the important mechanisms that explain their health benefits. Objective To determine the in vitro potency of three phytoestrogens, ubiquitous in food, (biochanin A, daidzein and genistein) as antioxidants of low density lipoprotein (LDL) and to compare them with the well-established antioxidant actions of… Expand
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