More soy benefits on blood glucose levels, and cholesterol

by Medindia Content Team on  June 9, 2005 at 2:32 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
More soy benefits on blood glucose levels, and cholesterol
Soy intake can have a healthy effect on your blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and weight gain

The study that came out in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition points out that soy based food can cause a more healthy weight loss than any other diet programs, although the results may not be as dramatic.

Health benefits of soy and soy products have been always withheld. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA diets with four daily servings of soy can help in reducing levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) or bad cholesterol by 10%. This is important as one percent drop in cholesterol levels can cause decrease in double the amount of risk for cardiovascular disease.

The new study by the researches of University of Kentucky says that soy may be used as healthy snack for children to control childhood obesity. Soy intake in the participants of the study not only produced more weight loss in meal replacements with soy based foods than with milk based foods, but they also succeeded in causing significant lowering of serum glucose values. This shows that soy is good for the patients of diabetes type 2 and heart disease.

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