isoflavones

Making Sense of the Soy-Genistein-Her2 Breast Cancer Connection

February 09, 2013

One of the most controversial and confusing questions surrounding breast cancer is the effect of eating soy. Some studies say soy and the isoflavone genistein that it contains prevents breast cancer. Other studies say genistein is a risk factor for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer researcher Xiaohe Yang, PhD, associate professor with the North Carolina Central […]

The Metabolism and analysis of isoflavones and other dietary polyphenols in foods and biological systems

March 12, 2011

Barnes, Stephen, Jeevan Prasain, Tracy D’Alessandro, Ali Arabshahi, Nigel Botting, Mary Ann Lila, George Jackson, Elsa Janle and Connie Weaver. 2011. The metabolism and analysis of isoflavones and other dietary polyphenols in foods and biological systems. Food and Function: In Press. Abstract Polyphenols in dietary and botanical matrices are usually present as simple and complex […]

Isolation of biolabeled isoflavones from kudzu (Puerarialobata) root cultures.

March 14, 2008

Reppert, Adam, Gad G. Yousef, Randy B. Rogers and Mary Ann Lila. 2008. Isolation of biolabeled isoflavones from kudzu (Puerarialobata) root cultures. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56: 7860-7865. Abstract Isoflavones have potential for preventing and treating several chronic health conditions, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. In this study, radiolabeled isoflavones were […]