For Better Heart Health, Think Soy

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.

Reviewed by Susan Weiner RD, MS, CDE, CDN, 03/08

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