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Naturally-occurring estrogens in plant foodstuffs: a review  [1979]

Verdeal, Kathey Ryan, Dale S.

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Many chemicals that are carcinogenic in experimental animals are common, naturally-occurring substances in foods. The possible significance of estrogens that occur naturally in foods has been the cause of much discussion recently because of scientific discussion and public debate over diethylstilbestrol (DES). It is possible that higher levels of phytoestrogens are ingested through naturally-occurring plant substances than through feed residues. The question now is should stricter standards be applied to regulation of intentional additives than to naturally-occurring substances of similar types. Information about naturally-occurring non-steroid estrogens in food and plants is summarized

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Journal of Food Protection (USA)

ISSN : 0362-028X