I recently learned in a new study, that soy protein reduces the progression of clogged arteries in menopausal women who were within five years of menopause.
This study was the largest and longest randomized controlled human study conducted to date that directly investigated the efficacy of isolated soy protein consumption on the progression of atherosclerosis (lipid deposition in the artery walls).
Menopausal Women Using Soy = Good Results
“These results are consistent with what we have learned through research conducted over the past decade”, said Howard N. Hodis, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine and lead author of the study.
In women who had experienced menopause within the past five years, isolated soy protein consumption was associated with a significant 68% reduction in CIMT progression compared to those consuming the placebo. “This study also showed a significant increase in HDL (good cholesterol) in participants consuming isolated soy protein” said Krul.
Our Smart For life products, including our protein bars, which help to eliminate post exercise hunger and contains 18 grams of protein are considered to be an excellent source of isolated soy protein.
This study was published in the November 2011 issue of Stroke and is great news for menopausal women looking to increase their health. Get started with our healthy plans today! -Dr. Sass