Can Plant Estrogen Reduce Breast Cancer?

A weak cousin of the estrogen found in women's bodies has again been found to possibly block the start of breast cancer, according to a study at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Center in Perth, Australia, as reported in the medical journal Lancet (October 4 edition).

Researchers measured the presence in test subjects' urine of lignans and isoflavonoids, two phytoestrogens - "phyto-" means plant - found in legumes (especially soy beans), berries, certain root crops and whole-grain foods, to measure the preventative powers of the estrogen.

David Ingram, the leader of the Australian group, said that previous research has shown that diet seems to aid in cancer prevention, but none has shown the power of certain phytoestrogens that this study has indicated.

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