A 2018 study has discovered that a phytoestrogen, called formononetin, found in the herb Astragalus membranaceus inhibits proliferation and metastasis of ovarian cancer cells.
Phytoestrogens and related compounds play a major role in the prevention and treatment of cancer, a 2017 study states.
A 2014 study states that phytoestrogens can be useful for the prevention and treatment of menopausal symptoms, skin aging, osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, immune and metabolic diseases.
Phytoestrogens along with their analogs and derivatives mediate their effects on breast cancer by inhibiting estrogen synthesis and metabolism, as well as exerting antiangiogenic, antimetastatic, and epigenetic effects a 2018 study states.
A 2018 study addresses how the activity of phytoestrogens, plant based estrogens, is largely dependent on the gut's microbiome.