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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2003, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (4): 296-300.doi: 10.3736/jcim20030421

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Medical value of isoflavones

Ning Du(), Yong Xu   

  1. Department of Traumatology,Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University,Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Received:2003-09-22 Online:2003-12-20 Published:2003-12-20

Isoflavones as a kind of phytoestrogen exist in soy plant widely. With the advantages of estrogen, they can regulate endocrine function of the human body, reduce blood cholesterol, decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease, prevent osteoporosis, inhibit tumor growth, and relieve pain. This article summarized the investigations on the medical value of isoflavones in recent years.

Key words: isoflavones, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, menopause syndrome, cancer, analgesics, anti-inflammatory agents

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  • R961
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