Definition of Isoflavone

A class of polyphenolic compounds derived from the Fabaceae family with potential phytoestrogenic, cholesterol-reducing, chemotherapeutic and antioxidant activity. In isoflavones the phenyl group on the benzopyran ring is in position 3 relative to the oxygen of the ring. Most isoflavones for human consumption and that are currently studied are derived from soy beans.

Isoflavone is from the group

Flavone

Other Names for Isoflavone

Isoflavone
Isoflavones
isoflavones

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