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Project: Bioavailability of phytoestrogens from soy and hops

project duration
01-JAN-06 – 31-DEC-07
Soy isoflavones and hop prenylated flavonoids are phytoestrogens and can therefore be effective in the prevention or treatment of hormone-dependent conditions. After ingestion these components are directly absorbed from the intestinal tract or are first biotransformed by the colonmicrobiota. The uptake, metabolism and distribution in breast tissue of those phytoestrogens and microbial metabolites will be studied in vivo.