Plant-derived alternative treatments for the aging male: facts and myths
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Aging Male. 2010 Jun;13(2):75-81. doi: 10.3109/13685530903440416.
Plant-derived alternative treatments for the aging male: facts and myths.
Wuttke W1, Jarry H, Seidlova-Wuttke D.
- 1Department of Endocrinology, University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Soy- or red clover- derived products containing isoflavones have been amply studied in climacteric and postmenopausal women. In males, however, isoflavones may protect the prostate to make them less prone to develop cancer. Cell biological and animal experimental data support this notion. Clinical data about possible beneficial effects on cholesterol or in the bone are largely missing. Hence, soy or red clover products containing the mild estrogenic isoflavones with a slightly higher affinity to the estrogen receptor of the beta in comparison to the alpha subtype may prove to have some beneficial effects in males.
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