A Phytoestrogens and Their Health Effect


  • Desmawati Desmawati Department of Nutrition, Medical Faculty, Andalas University, Padang 25163, West Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Delmi Sulastri Department of Nutrition, Medical Faculty, Andalas University, Padang 25163, West Sumatera, Indonesia




Phytoestrogens, Phytochemicals, Health


Phytoestrogens have structures that are very similar to endogen estradiol derived from plants. Phytoestrogens sources are widespread in Asian regions including in Indonesia. Its have health benefits including reproductive health, heart health, a role in weight loss, hormone-dependent tumours, bone and skin health, and the immune system. This review aimed to provide information on phytoestrogens’ effect on human health.


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Desmawati D, Sulastri D. A Phytoestrogens and Their Health Effect. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Feb. 14 [cited 2023 May 31];7(3):495-9. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.086



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