Estrogen-like activity in vegetable oils and mill by-products

Science. 1960 Jun 17;131(3416):1807-8. doi: 10.1126/science.131.3416.1807.


By the immature female mouse bioassay technique, an increased uterine weight was observed when certain vegetable oils were fed or injected. Byproducts from the milling of cereals were also capable of eliciting a uterine response.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Estrogens*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Oils / pharmacology*
  • Plant Oils*
  • Uterus / pharmacology*
  • Weight Gain*


  • Estrogens
  • Oils
  • Plant Oils