Vol. 27 (4) 2006 Neuro endocrinology letters

Gonadotrophin levels and morphological testicular features in rats after different doses of the phytoestrogen coumestrol.

INTRODUCTION: Phytoestrogens are a wide variety of chemical compounds, mainly isoflavonoids, from a vegetable source. Their name makes reference to their ability to induce estrogenic responses in mammals. Coumestrol is a phytoestrogen that can be found in high concentrations in the dietary elements of cattle. Some endocrine alterations .....