User:Hazel's Lumps/sandbox

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These links - not at present definitely associated with a WP article - are for further investigation:

- substrate - what it grows upon. Like a substrate for algae might be glass. But not all glass has algae growing on it.
- "Fusarium, a fungus that produces zearalenone, a potent estrogen that has been associated with breast enlargement in humans and other species. "
- Some species produce this, but not all. Most research done on domesticated animals. There are other things that are produced.
- Some fusarium species are used for food manufacture with FDA approval.
- This is more about estrogen than fusarium (already only a tenuous link). But estrogen is implicitly required for bust enhancement, n'est-ce pas?

  • Barley
  • Black cohosh: An alternative medicine for menopause symptoms; mixed results regarding efficacy.[1][2]
  • Dong quai: An alternative medicine for menopause symptoms, although its efficacy has not been proven.[1]
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek: A traditional remedy with several uses, including stimulation of milk production in breastfeeding women [3]
  • Red Clover: A traditional remedy that contains phytoestrogens, although its efficacy has not been proven.[4]
  • Saw Palmetto: A traditional remedy for urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, although its efficacy has not been proven[5]



Because of the role that estrogens play in breast development, it has been suggested that overexposure to them, and the subsequent increased sensitivity of breast tissue, are involved in the development of cancer.[6] [7] [8]

Some synthetic xenoestrogens (compounds that mimic estrogens) are believed to be probable causes of breast cancer and other illnesses[9]. Even so, there is no firm evidence that naturally occurring xenoestrogens, such as those used in breast enhancement supplements, are likely to cause or exacerbate the disease. On the contrary, some plant-derived xenoestrogens and isoflavones have been shown to have beneficial action and inhibit cancers[10], even in the case of breast cancer survivors. As of yet, though, there are no definitive studies into possible roles that estrogen mimics might play in the development or treatment of breast cancer. [11] [12]

  1. ^ a b National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Menopausal Symptoms
  2. ^ [http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/BlackCohosh-HealthProfessional/ US ODS (Black Cohosh)
  3. ^ US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Fenugreek)
  4. ^ US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Red Clover)
  5. ^ US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Saw Palmetto)
  6. ^ Breast cancer proteomics reveals correlation between estrogen receptor status and differential phosphorylation of PGRMC1
  7. ^ Estrogen & Breast Cancer Risk: The Relationship
  8. ^ Estrogen & Breast Cancer Risk: Factors of Exposure
  9. ^ Estrogen and Estrogen Mimics
  10. ^ Developmental Exposure to Soy Protein Isolate: Potential Health Effects
  11. ^ Soy and flax in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer survivors
  12. ^ USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods (Documentation)