Журнал клеточной науки и терапии

Журнал клеточной науки и терапии
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Soy Isoflavonoids as Nutraceutical for Human Health: An Update

Murlidhar Meghwal and Chandan Kumar Sahu

Isoflavones are the most abundant phytoestrogen in soybeans which are structurally similar with 17 β-estradiol. The antioxidant property of genistein and daidzein are well established in different experimental and clinical models. Isoflavones compounds have been found effective in the management of diabetes. It reduces low-density lipoprotein and triglycerides and hence minimizes the risk of coronary heart disease. Soy isoflavones was found useful for treatment of osteoporosis by inhibiting tyrosine kinase. In soy isoflavones, genistein is effective in the treatment of cancer by acting on androgen receptor and inhibiting tyrosine kinases. In this update many nutraceuitical and medicinal uses and applications of soy isoflavones have been investigated such as treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol lowering, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, cognitive decline, and menopausal symptoms.