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The prevention of osteoporosis by nutritional phytoestrogens

Objective

Is flavones, a subgroup of phytoestrogens mainly contained in soy and soy products, are widely held to have beneficial properties, but the evidence to date is only anecdotal. This proposal addresses the potential role of natural phytoestrogens in osteoporosis prevention among postmenopausal women living in Europe. A one-year large-scale, rnulticentre, randomised, controlled, intervention trial will be conducted in three European countries using specially-designed isoflavone-enriched foods, combined with rigorous assessments of the changes in bone metabolism. Acceptability of these foods among the target population (women 45 years of age and older) and expectations created by different nutritional claims will be addressed by conducting a survey in five EC state members.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION
Address
546,Via Ardeatina 546
00178 Roma
Italy

Participants (5)

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 48
3700 AJ Zeist
NUTRITION & SANTÉ SA
France
Address
Route De Castelnaudary
31250 Revel
ROWETT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Greenburn Road
AB21 9SB Aberdeen
UNILEVER UK CENTRAL RESOURCES LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Colworth House, Sharnbrook Colworth Laboratory
MK44 1LQ Cardington,bedford
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 20
00014 Helsinki