Why was this study done?
There is a well-known association between blood lipids (HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol) and cardiovascular disease. This study was designed to ascertain the association between soy intake and blood lipids.
What did the study find?
Supplementing with soy protein and soy foods for six weeks had a positive influence on lowering LDL cholesterol levels.
Bruce B, et al. Effects of Supplemental Soy Protein in Hypercholesterolemic Postmenopausal Women. Cardiovascular Health: A National Conference, 1998: p. 143.PDF Proceedings Abstract: Cardiovascular Health: A National Conference, 1998.