Dr. Aldercreutz also suggests a link between the typical Western diet, which is low in phytoestrogens, and the development of hormone-dependent cancers such as breast, prostate, endometrial, ovarian, colon, as well as heart disease. (Aldercreutz H, Fotsis T, Bannwart C, Wahala: Determination of urinary lignans and phytoestrogen metabolites, potential antiestrogen and anticarcinogens in urine of women on various habitual diets, Steroid Biochem 25: 791-797, 1986.)
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