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A 32-year-old female asked:

Will taking fenugreek (one capsule of 610mg per day) lead to overdose of oestrogen and cause breast cancer? esp when my mom has history of cancer.

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Who knows/why take?: Fenugreek is used for many conditions, but so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken in amounts used for medicinal purposes (amounts larger than normally found in food) for up to 6 months. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for fenugreek.
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