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Soy Consumption And Cardiovascular Diseases - Are The Claims Warranted?

Thursday, June 17, 2010
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death globally. According to WHO statistics, by 2030, it is predicted that almost 23.6 million people may die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. Diet especially soy consumption has received considerable attention as a CVD prevention strategy. Epidemiologists have long noted that Asian populations who consume soy foods as a dietary staple have a lower incidence of CVD than those who consume a typical Western diet. Also, studies in animals have suggested that soy protein lowers blood cholesterol concentrations, but similar studies in humans have yielded less consistent results.



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30 October, 2011 | k s rao | Reply

k s rao It is very useful information for every one.whether pomogranate juice is useful forcancer patients that underwent chemo therapy.

24 June, 2010 | deepika kohli | Reply

deepika kohli Several theories on the effect of soy on blood cholesterol profiles have been proposed, these are increased thyroxin levels, decreased insulin: glucagon ratio and increased hepatic LDL-receptor activity in response to soy protein ingestion. Isoflavone globulin helps in cholesterol clearance by the liver; and isoflavone saponine helps in cholesterol excretion from the body. Studies have also shown that phytoestrogen helps increase HDL "good" cholesterol level and genistein acts as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that decreases thrombosis (blood clotting) protecting against cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke.


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18 June, 2010 | Kanika Jain | Reply

Kanika Jain Hello Nisha,

There are studies on effect of isolated soy isoflavones,howvever, nothing conclusive has come out regarding efficacy vis a vis dietary soy.Most of the studies are under this consensus that isoflavones do not appear to have favorable effects on serum lipid profile(as seen with dietary soy).So its still controversial and till then consuming soy protein would be better option.


Kanika Jain

18 June, 2010 | Rajan P | Reply

Rajan P I think it has helped me. I use dto have high choles.
Now better. I eat very good fibre diet, heavy exercise. No more eggs, no mbutter, no fry snacks chips, very little rice. Is good.
Now eat lot of tofu in diet -2 time a week.

18 June, 2010 | Nisha Dutt | Reply

Nisha Dutt Hello Kanika if the question raised is whether isolated soy isoflavones have same effects as dietary intake of soy protein, can we take it that soy per se should help either which way?
Thank you

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