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Soy's Unlikely Mechanism of Action
Published Thursday, December 4, 2008

A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found soy’s heart-health benefits are not likely a result of decreasing vascular inflammation and homocysteine concentration (2008;62:1419-25) (DOI:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602885). In the randomized crossover design, 34 postmenopausal women consumed soy protein isolate (265 g/d protein containing 448 m/d isoflavones) or milk protein isolate (265 g/d protein) for six weeks each. Concentrations of homocysteine, C-reactive protein, soluble E-selectin, soluble vascular adhesion molecule-1 and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 were not different between soy and milk diet treatments. The results did not differ by equol production status or by baseline lipid concentration. Adjustment for intake of folate and methionine did not alter the homocysteine results.
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