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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine: 2003; 1(4): 296-300
DOI: 10.3736/jcim20030421
Medical value of isoflavones
1. DU Ning (Department of Traumatology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Shanghai 200025, China E-mail: duning@vip.163.com)
2. XU Yong (Department of Traumatology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Shanghai 200025, China )

ABSTRACT: 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.

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Du N, Xu Y. Medical value of isoflavones. J Chin Integr Med / Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2003; 1(4): 296-300.
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