Chapter 7. Phytoestrogens

  1. John Gilbert1 and
  2. Hamide Z. Şenyuva2
  1. Don Clarke and
  2. Helen Wiseman

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302288.ch7

Bioactive Compounds in Foods

Bioactive Compounds in Foods

How to Cite

Clarke, D. and Wiseman, H. (2008) Phytoestrogens, in Bioactive Compounds in Foods (eds J. Gilbert and H. Z. Şenyuva), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302288.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK

  2. 2

    Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Ankara Test and Analysis Laboratory (ATAL), Ankara, Turkey

Author Information

  1. Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158756

Online ISBN: 9781444302288



  • phytoestrogens;
  • structure of phytoestrogens;
  • defining phytoestrogens by class and structure;
  • compositional databases;
  • measurement of individual phytoestrogens;
  • mass spectrometry;
  • immunoassays;
  • measurement of oestrogenicity;
  • oestrogen receptors and oestrogen receptor-binding assays


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • The structure of phytoestrogens

  • Occurrence and levels in plant materials

  • Measurement of individual phytoestrogens

  • Measurement of oestrogenicity

  • Oestrogen receptors

  • Conclusions

  • References