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Glossary: isoflavone, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

isoflavone

(I-soh-FLAY-vone)

An estrogen-like substance made by some plants, including the soy plant. Soy isoflavones are being studied in the prevention of cancer, hot flashes that occur with menopause, and osteoporosis (loss of bone density).

2005-05-17