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Phytoestrogen (Overview)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near estrogen such as soy.


Phytoestrogen (Overview)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near estrogen such as soy.


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What are foods that contain phytoestrogen?

Foods: Many foods contain phytoestrogen without concern.
There are a few phytoestrogens that might be harmful but this is uncommon.
Best to forget about phytoestrogens and enjoy the foods you are used to. ...Read more

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What foods are phytoestrogens in? Are the amounts very random?

What foods are phytoestrogens in? Are the amounts very random?

Soybeans: Soybeans are the most common source of phytoestrogens. The phytoestrogens in soy are known as isoflavones. The amounts of isoflavones in 100 grams of various soy foods are: green raw soybeans, 151; miso soup, 60; tempeh, 43; silken tofu, 28; soy hot dog, 15; and soy milk, 10. ...Read more

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What are some dietary sources of phytoestrogens?

What are some dietary sources of phytoestrogens?

Soybeans: Soybeans are the most common source of phytoestrogens. The phytoestrogens in soy are known as isoflavones. The amounts of isoflavones in 100 grams of various soy foods are: green raw soybeans, 151; miso soup, 60; tempeh, 43; silken tofu, 28; soy hot dog, 15; and soy milk, 10. ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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What are phytoestrogens, and how can they help menopause?

What are phytoestrogens, and how can they help menopause?

Plant compounds that: Have estrogen-like activity. They most commonly are derived from soybeans. Unfortunately, they haven't been found to help menopausal symptoms very much. ...Read more

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What you can tell me, please, about phytoestrogens in soy? Is it good?

Neither good: Nor bad, generally of no consequences. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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If I am on a combined bc pill, should I avoid foods that contain phytoestrogens? They won't decrease my pills effectiveness?

If I am on a combined bc pill, should I avoid foods that contain phytoestrogens? They won't decrease my pills effectiveness?

No, no: Phytoestrogens are so minimally bioeffective they will should not affect your birth control pill - however - you have to take a birth control pill the same time every day and don't miss a pill. Plus, birth control pills are only about 97 to 99% effective. ...Read more

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Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

We don't know yet: We still don't know the ramifications although based on personal experience, it can aggravate or induce gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in boys. ...Read more

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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more

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What is phytoestrogen and what ca that do to fibroids?

What is phytoestrogen and what ca that do to fibroids?

Not much: Phytoestrogens are Estrogens derived from plant products such as black cohosh. These are all relatively weak Estrogens that are used after the menopause. The reason is that the normal estrogen level from a normal cycle is 100 times greater than the dose from these over the counter Estrogens and therefore has minimal effect on a premenopausal woman and on fibroids. ...Read more