Consumption Of Edamame In Patients With Endometriosis And Its Relation To The Hormone Estrogen?
Good night? Greetings, I’m Ida., Edamame beans can be able to increase the hormone estrogen so it is not recommended for patients with endometriosis? Mksh
Good afternoon, thanks for the question
Estrogen is a hormone that works for sexual development and the reproductive system. This hormone is owned by both women and men, but the level is higher in women of reproductive age. Phytoestrogens are natural estrogens that are sourced from certain plants and have a similar action to estrogen in the body with lower levels.
Edamame is a type of soybean plant that is known to contain a type of phytoestrogens called isoflavones. But its effects on human health still need further research, including to reduce the risk of cancer later in life. Eating edamame can increase or decrease levels of the hormone estrogen in the blood.
There are studies that have concluded that isoflavones can actually reduce the risk of endometriosis. Therefore its effect on endometriosis is still quite controversial. In this condition, you should consult with your doctor to ensure the safety of consuming edamame during endometriosis treatment.
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