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Taking Estrogen and Phytoestrogen Together

07/21/2009

Question:

Hi,If I understand correctly taking estrogen and phytoestrogen together is not a wise thing. thank you

Answer:

If you are taking a form of estrogen for menopause, a phytoestrogen is probably not necessary. These products are not regulated by the FDA and therefore the dose and safety of these products cannot be guaranteed. If you are asking if it is safe to eat soy products or vegetables that contain phytoestrogens, it is safe in normal serving sizes.

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy College Business Office
Internal Resource Pool-Allied at OSU Medical Center
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University