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Flavonoids (isoflavonaids)  (Research forthcomming)

1. "isoflavone genistein is present at high levels in soy products. Genistein is structurally similar to 17beta-estradiol (E2), and genistein has been suggested to be act as E2 or an antagonist against E2. Genistein suppresses antigen-specific immune response in vivo and lymphocyte proliferation response in vitro. However, genistein enhances the cytotoxic response mediated by NK and cytotoxic T cells and the cytokine production from T cells...isoflavones play a beneficial role in obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18797128

1. "Genistein is one of several known isoflavones. Isoflavones, such as genistein and daidzein, are found in a number of plants including lupin, fava beans, soybeans, kudzu, and psoralea being the primary food source,[1][2] also in the medicinal plant, Flemingia vestita[3] and coffee.[4] Besides functioning as antioxidant and anthelmintic, many isoflavones have been shown to interact with animal and human estrogen receptors, causing effects in the body similar to those caused by the hormone estrogen. Isoflavones also produce non-hormonal effects." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genistein

 
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