Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
In the investigation of " Correlations of urinary phytoestrogen excretion with lifestyle
factors and dietary intakes among middle-aged and elderly Chinese women" by Wu X, Cai H, Gao YT, Dai Q, Li H, Cai Q, Yang G, Franke AA, Zheng W, Shu XO., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers found that Urinary isoflavonoid excretion was higher among older women and women
who engaged in regular exercise and significantly associated with soy food intake, but was inversely related to fruit intake.
Urinary excretions of dihydrodaidzein, dihydrogenistein, equol,
enterodiol, and enterolactone were inversely associated with body mass
index (BMI). Urinary excretion of isoflavones correlated with soy food intake and healthy lifestyle but was inversely associated with fruit intake
among middle-aged and elderly Chinese women. Our study adds important
information to the rapidly growing body of research on the potential
health benefits of phytoestrogens.
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