Soy components improve cholesterol – (02-08-01)

Soy isoflavones improve lipids in normal & mildly hypercholesterolemia

Soy is believed to act through several mechanisms (most centered on the liver) to lower cholesterol levels. The effect in this study was mild, but, as with any functional approach, with added exercise, lowering of refined carbs (high insulin will stimulate HMG-CoA reductase..the enzyme that makes cholesterol), nutrients designed to stimulate healthy liver and gall bladder function (to aid in the elimination of cholesterol through the feces) and avoidance of saturated fat and I’m the effect is no longer mild.

AJCN — Abstracts: Wangen et al. 73 (2): 225

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