Are phytoestrogens really affecting male fertility?

By | February 27th, 2015|

Phytoestrogens are substances found in plants that serve as a line of defense and they have a role in cell-to-cell communication. Phytoestrogens can be found in soybeans, flax seeds, sesame seeds, oats, barley, etc. These compounds gained attention in the public arena due to their ability to imitate the effect of oestrogen once ingested by humans. Studies show a connection between phytoestrogens and female fertility, proving that these substances have a significant negative impact on female reproductive health. But what effect, if any, do they have on male reproduction? The first insights into the effects of phytoestrogens on fertility showed up in [...]