Reproductive consequences of developmental phytoestrogen exposure.

  title={Reproductive consequences of developmental phytoestrogen exposure.},
  author={Wendy N. Jefferson and Heather B. Patisaul and Carmen J Williams},
  volume={143 3},
Phytoestrogens, estrogenic compounds derived from plants, are ubiquitous in human and animal diets. These chemicals are generally much less potent than estradiol but act via similar mechanisms. The most common source of phytoestrogen exposure to humans is soybean-derived foods that are rich in the isoflavones genistein and daidzein. These isoflavones are also found at relatively high levels in soy-based infant formulas. Phytoestrogens have been promoted as healthy alternatives to synthetic… CONTINUE READING
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