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Supplementation with flaxseed alters estrogen metabolism in postmenopausal women to a greater extent than does supplementation with an equal amount of soy.

Authors
  • Brooks, Jennifer D
  • Ward, Wendy E
  • Lewis, Jacqueline E
  • Hilditch, John
  • Nickell, Leslie
  • Wong, Evelyn
  • Thompson, Lilian U
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2004
Volume
79
Issue
2
Pages
318–325
Identifiers
PMID: 14749240
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Supplementation with flaxseed modifies urinary estrogen metabolite excretion to a greater extent than does supplementation with an equal amount of soy. This modification by flaxseed is associated with an increase in urinary lignan excretion. Despite the shift in estrogen metabolism to favor the less biologically active estrogens, a negative effect on bone cell metabolism was not observed.

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