Demographic, anthropometric, and lifestyle factors and dietary intakes in relation to daidzein-metabolizing phenotypes among premenopausal women in the United States.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The American journal of clinical nutrition, Volume 87, Issue 3, p.679-87 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Adult, Anthropometry, Asian Americans, Center-Authored Paper, Demography, Diet Records, Ethnic Groups, European Continental Ancestry Group, Exercise, Female, Food Habits, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Isoflavones, Life Style, PHENOTYPE, Premenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Shared Resources, Soybean Proteins, Specimen Processing Core Facility, United States

Abstract:

The soy isoflavone daidzein is metabolized to equol and O-desmethylangolensin (ODMA) by intestinal bacteria in approximately 30-50% and 80-90% of persons, respectively. Studies suggest beneficial health effects associated with daidzein-metabolizing phenotypes; thus, assessing their determinants is an important goal.