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Breast Health

Breast Health

Lignans have been a newsworthy topic when it comes to breast health.* A significant body of research has found that increased dietary lignan intake (such as hydroxymatairesinol), as well as increased blood levels of enterolactone (ENL), is associated with improved breast health in women.(1)* The protection appears to extend all the way from young adulthood through the postmenopausal phase of a woman’s life. Large population studies have found that higher intakes of lignans and especially higher blood levels of enterolactone are associated with promoting breast health in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women.*(2,3,4,5,6,7)

 

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