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Phytoestrogens and Risk of Prostate Cancer: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies

High dietary exposure to foods rich in certain phytoestrogens, including daidzein , genistein, and glycitein, may help fend off prostate cancer.

The objective of this meta-analysis was to determine the risk of prostate cancer associated with the ingestion of phytoestrogen-containing foods. Researchers compiled data extracted from 23 studies involving 11,346 men with prostate cancer and 140,177 healthy men. 

The team of researchers noted that frequent consumers of foods rich in certain phytoestrogens, including daidzein , genistein, and glycitein, demonstrated a significant reduction in prostate cancer risk. "The results support the notion that some phytoestrogens may have a role in decreasing the risk of prostate cancer," the authors concluded.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Qiang Zhang, Hongliang Feng, Bakare Qluwakemi, Jiaqi Wang, Songpo Yao, Guangdong Cheng, Hui Xu, Hongbin Qiu, Liling Zhu, Mingxia Yuan
  • School of Public Health, Jiamusi University , Jiamusi , China. Department of Neurology , Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University , Wuhan , China. College of Life Science, Jiamusi University , Jiamusi , China. College of Basic Medicine, Jiamusi University , Jiamusi , China. Bio-Vaccine Limited Liability Company, Harbin Pharmaceutical Group , Harbin , China.
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