Large inter-individual variation in isoflavone plasma concentration limits use of isoflavone intake data for risk assessment

V van der Velpen, P C Hollman, M van Nielen, E G Schouten, M Mensink, P Van't Veer, A Geelen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

48 Citations (Scopus)


Isoflavones are present in soy foods and soy-based supplements. Despite low plasma isoflavone concentrations in the general Western population, concentrations in supplement users exceed those suggested to be beneficial for health in Asian populations, raising concerns for adverse effects. To aid risk assessment, quantification of the relation between isoflavone intake and plasma concentrations is essential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-7
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Cite this