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yoyoyoder

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Subject:Herbal remedy and estrogen positive tumors?

Is there any evidence that black cohosh, found to be effective in reducing hot flashes, will not act like estrogen and promote tumor growth?


Posted: 12 Feb 2010 03:15 PM
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skshort

skshort

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Subject:Herbal remedy and estrogen positive tumors?

 

Black cohosh does not appear to have estrogenic properties as tested in a variety of lab testing (in vitro studies), animal studies or human studies . In the past it was mistakenly referred to as phytoestrogen  which it is not. There were some concerns about toxicity to the liver, but in a study with 400 menopausal women where they used black cohosh at 20mg tablets for 12 months,  there was no effect on the uterus or liver. If one makes a decision to use this herb, I would suggest to work closely with the primary physician, that would also help in the selection of the right brand and dosage.

 

Moshe Frenkel, M.D.


Posted: 12 Feb 2010 03:16 PM
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