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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 September;51(9):343-8

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Food phytestrogens and prevention of post-menopausal osteoporotic and cardiovascular disease

Chiechi L. M., Lobascio A., Grillo A., Valerio T.


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Phytestrogens are diphenolic compounds, widely found in plants and foods, with structural and biological estrogen-like similarities. Their anti-estrogenic effects are well known and studied due to the possibility to prevent some tumors such as breast and prostate cancer. In menopause they have an estrogenic-like action on lipidic and bone metabolism. Phytestrogens rich foods can positively affect the postmenopausal osteoporotic and cardiovascular pathology.

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