Glycine max. Definition

Medical Definition: Glycine max

Plant of Asian origin that produces beans used in many food products. Glycine max contains isoflavones (estrogen-like substances) that are studied in the prevention of cancer, hot flashes (hot flushes) which occur with menopause and osteoporosis (bone loss). Glycine max products in the diet may lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Also called soybean, soybean, and soybean.

* Automatic translation