For better heart health, think soy.

0e6d33e5-2649-11df-9d36-0017a4aa266a 2ffb357c-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a Tip140Studies have shown that older women with type 2 diabetes may be able to lower their risk of heart disease by taking soy supplements. It has been determined that a daily supplement of soy protein prevents the increase in subcutaneous and total abdominal fat.1 This can mean lower cholesterol in post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes. Studies also found the supplements can reduce insulin resistance.

If soy sounds sweet, ask your doctor or dietitian if these supplements would be right for you.

Source:

1 – Sites, Cynthia K, Brian C. Cooper, Michael J. Toth, Amalia Gastaldelli, ,Aali Arabshahi, and Stephen Barnes. 2007. Effect of a daily supplement of soy protein on body composition and insulin secretion in postmenopausal women. Fertility and Sterility 88, Issue 6 (December). (Accessed 2/14/08)
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Reviewed by Susan Weiner RD, MS, CDE, CDN, 03/08

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