International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C
Isoflavones in gynecology, non-conventional therapy
Author(s): Sana Abd Al Hadi Abed, Rawaa Abdulraheem Hasan and Zainab Naji Hashim
Abstract: Soy and its components, isoflavones such as genistein, daidzein, and ipriflavone are currently marketed by those who practice alternative medicine for the promotion and prevention of neoplastic, osteoporosis, climacteric and cardiovascular diseases. Different medical publications present studies carried out in order to confirm its pharmacological benefits in light of the scientific method. Although there is clear evidence of its effects when interacting with steroid receptors in the human body, recognized by entities such as the Food and Drugs Administration of the United States, controlled studies are still lacking to determine its real therapeutic impact; Biases in the populations analyzed must be improved and more studies dedicated to each of the isoflavone components separately in order to assess their own therapeutic spectrum.