Sesame ingestion affects sex hormones, antioxidant status, and blood lipids in postmenopausal women.

@article{Wu2006SesameIA,
  title={Sesame ingestion affects sex hormones, antioxidant status, and blood lipids in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Wen-Huey Wu and Yu-Ping Kang and N Wang and H J Jou and Tao Wang},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={1270-5}
}
Sesame ingestion has been shown to improve blood lipids in humans and antioxidative ability in animals. Sesamin, a sesame lignan, was recently reported to be converted by intestinal microflora to enterolactone, a compound with estrogenic activity and also an enterometabolite of flaxseed lignans, which are known to be phytoestrogens. Whether sesame can be a source of phytoestrogens is unknown. This study was designed to investigate the effect of sesame ingestion on blood sex hormones, lipids… CONTINUE READING

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