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phytoestrogen

Line breaks: phyto|estro¦gen
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪtəʊˈiːstrədʒ(ə)n
 
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Definition of phytoestrogen in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A substance found in certain plants which can produce effects like that of the hormone oestrogen when ingested into the body.
Example sentences
  • Although men don't produce estrogen, the addition of soy and phytoestrogen to their diets can help improve their cardiovascular health, and soy appears to help prevent prostate cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
  • There is increasing evidence that dietary phytoestrogens have a beneficial role in chronic renal disease.
  • One type of phytoestrogen is isoflavone, found in a variety of legumes.

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