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Phytoestrogens

Present in some plants, these chemical compounds are estrogens of very low potency but whose property to bind to estrogen receptors allows them to counteract their harmful effects. The two main categories are isoflavones (found mainly in soybeans, licorice, and red clover) and lignans (found in whole grains, especially flax, and in some fruits and vegetables). open next page to see More