Phytoestrogens and vascular responsiveness


Susan W.S.Leung;Mary Y.K.Lee;Ricky Y.K.Man;


<正>Dietary intake of phytoestrogens has been associated with a reduction in risk of cardiovascular disorders including coronary heart disease, hypertension and atherosclerosis. Phytoestrogens have long been found to be structurally similar to the female sex hormone,17β-estradiol, and have a wide range of estrogenic effects. Like 17β-estradiol, phytoestrogens such as genistein have been suggested to exert its cardioprotective actions through favourable alteration of serum


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