How Soy Lowers Cholesterol

Scientists have known for some time that soy protein can improve blood lipid levels. The US Food and Drug Administration approved its heart healthy status back in 1999. But, until now, no one was sure how this mechanism functioned. It turns out that soy stimulates low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor transcription in the liver. LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol that tends to stick to artery walls. Elevated LDL in the liver increases the rate of clearance in the blood.

The Bigger Picture: In addition to being one of the few complete vegetable proteins, research suggests that soy offers a number of healthy benefits. But making it a regular part of your diet can be very challenging. Fortunately, ON's 100% Soy is easy to mix into a creamy shake in 3 delicious flavors, and provides the full 25 grams recommended for heart heath in each serving.
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Rusty
Aug 22, 2011
Wait, I cannot ftahom it being so straightforward.