Fiber

Supplemental fiber may be of clinical value in the absence of sufficient dietary intake; yet, it is not a substitute for a diet that is rich in fiber. Studies that have examined specific types of fiber supplements found no significant increases in plasma SBHG levels, although estradiol levels

A Typical Profile Yielded by Mass Spectrometry

Estrone (E1)

Androsterone

2-Hydroxyestrone

Etiocholanolone

16-a-Hydroxyestrone

Prenanediol3

2 OH:16 OH estrone ratio

5-Pregnenetriol

Estradiol (E2)

Pregnenolone

Estriol (E3)

Cortisone

Estrogens ratio

Cortisol

Total estrogens

Tetrahydrocortisone

Testosterone

Tetrahydrocorticosterone

Androstanediol

5-a -Tetrahydrocorticosterone

Androstenedione

Tetrahydro-11-dehydrocorticosterone

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Tetrahydrocortisol

Androstenetriol

5-a-Tetrahydrocortisol

aThis metabolite is a marker used to measure progesterone levels indirectly because progesterone

is not typically excreted via the urine. Adapted from Rhein Consulting Laboratories, Portland, Oregon.

Phytoestrogen-Rich Foods

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