Benefits of phytoestrogens for men

The soy isoflavones they are known as one of the most interesting nutritious elements that come from the soy, an authentic main food component in Asian countries, and whose consumption is already spreading to many Western countries.

Such is the case of the increase in the consumption of products derived from soy and the different virtues -recognized scientifically- that contribute to the organism, as happens with the Benefits of soy milk, for example.

However, although there are many properties that provide this type of products (help prevent the onset of cancer, take care of our liver ...), one of its most outstanding virtues is the estrogenic action in women that helps relieve the typical symptoms of menopause ( Soy against menopausal disorders).

But, did you know that also phytoestrogens They are useful for mens?.

Phytoestrogens for men

As you surely know, from about 45 years of age, men often tend to experience a generally benign growth of the prostate.

Men affected by this disorder often present a series of specific symptoms, such as, for example, problems in urination or a cellular degeneration that causes a tumor that, primarily, is usually benign.

At this point, it is precisely where the Phytoestrogens act in men, since they are able to inhibit this growth by blocking the action of the enzyme responsible for transforming testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (causing growth).

To give just one example, in Japan, where the consumption of soy and derivatives is extremely high, the rate of prostate cancer is more than 4 times less than in the United States.

  • Soy proteins, isoflavones and cardiovascular health (American Heart Association)

Given that the consumption of phytoestrogens by men can cause gynecomastia and other related disorders, their benefits are still under study, not advising excessive consumption of foods rich in phytoestrogens. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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