Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 18th, 1997
As a group, estrogens of plant origin are called phytoestrogens, and those found in soy products are isoflavones, compounds with mild estrogenic activity. The reduced incidence or milder episodes of climacteric symptoms in many Oriental and Asian women have been attributed to the significant amounts of soy protein in the eastern diet.
Stephen Holt, M.D., of BioTherapies, Inc., Fairfield, New...
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