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Diet and Estrogen Metabolism

  • Christopher Longcope
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Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)

Abstract

The hypothesis that dietary constituents affect estrogen metabolism arose, in part, from epidemiological data suggesting that dietary fat was related to breast cancer1-3. These data showed that in populations that ate large quantities of animal fat the incidence of breast cancer was greater than in populations eating minimal amounts of animal fat1,2,4. Since there was evidence that estrogens might be associated with breast cancer, it was felt that low fat diets might reduce the risk of breast cancer by lowering estrogen levels.

Keywords

Ethinyl Estradiol Metabolic Clearance Rate Estrogen Metabolism Estrone Sulfate Lower Estrogen Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Longcope
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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