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How do soybeans act like human estrogen?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Among the many nutritional components in soy (and other legumes) are isoflavones, specifically genistein and daidzein. These plant-based compounds (phytoestrogens) are structurally similar to estrogen in humans, which means they can influence any tissue in the body that responds to estrogen.


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