Relation between Plasma Enterodiol and Enterolactone and Dietary Intake of Lignans in a Dutch Endoscopy-Based Population

I.E.J. Milder, A. Kuijsten, I.C.W. Arts, E.J.M. Feskens, E. Kampman, P.C.H. Hollman, P. van 't Veer

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Abstract

Enterolignans are phytoestrogenic compounds derived from the conversion of dietary lignans by the intestinal microflora that may be protective against cardiovascular diseases and cancer. To evaluate the use of enterolignans as biomarkers of dietary lignan intake, we studied the relation between plasma and dietary lignans. We determined the dietary intake of 4 lignans (secoisolariciresinol (SECO), matairesinol (MAT), pinoresinol, and lariciresinol) using the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition FFQ, and plasma enterodiol (END) and enterolactone (ENL) concentrations were determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The population consisted of 637 men and women, aged 19-75 y, participating in a case-control study on colorectal adenomas. Participants did not use antibiotics in the preceding calendar year. We found a modest association between lignan intake and plasma END (Spearman r = 0.09, P = 0.03) and ENL (Spearman r = 0.18, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1266-1271
JournalThe Journal of Nutrition
Volume137
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

Keywords

  • food frequency questionnaire
  • human intestinal bacteria
  • tandem mass-spectrometry
  • serum enterolactone
  • mammalian lignans
  • plant lignans
  • secoisolariciresinol diglucoside
  • liquid-chromatography
  • phytoestrogens
  • metabolism

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