Phytoestrogens and their effects on menopause Fi̇toöstrojenler ve menopozdaki̇ etki̇leri̇

Creative Commons License


Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.36, no.3, pp.199-222, 2008 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1501/eczfak_0000000534
  • Title of Journal : Ankara Universitesi Eczacilik Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-222
  • Keywords: Estrogenic/antiestrogenic activity, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Phytoestrogens


Phytoestrogens are plant compounds that have estrogenic and antiestrogenic properties. Experiments made in human and animals showed that phytoestrogens are useful against menopausal symptoms, cardiovacular diseases, osteoporosis, and various cancers (breast, colon and prostate carcinomas). In this review, the classification of phytoestrogens and their effect on women during menopause have been summarized.