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The plant lignans secoisolariciresinol and matairesinol occur in numerous foods such as oil seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.[1]

The plant lignans are precursors of the enterolignans (mammalian lignans). A number of plant lignans are metabolized to the enterolignans (enterodiol and enterolactone) that can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.[2]

Although there are studies which indicate the disease prevention (cardio-protective and hormone associated cancers like breast cancer) benefits of lignans, the results are not yet conclusive. [3]


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