Table 2

Correlations among dietary intake of phytoestrogens and other selected nutrients, among 6,584 mothers of control infants in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

Isoflavones

Lignans

Coumestrol

Total Phytoestrogens

Energy

Fiber

Carbo-hydrate

Folate


Isoflavones

1.00

0.80

0.72

0.89

0.78

0.86

0.72

0.53

Lignans

-

1.00

0.63

0.98

0.62

0.88

0.60

0.47

Coumestrol

-

-

1.00

0.71

0.62

0.62

0.62

0.48

Total Phytoestrogens

-

-

-

1.00

0.70

0.92

0.67

0.51


Carmichael et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:105   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-105

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