Soy protein and serum lipids

R. M. Krauss, A. Chait, N. J. Stone, J. W. Anderson, B. M. Johnstone, M. E. Cook-Newell

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To the Editor: In reporting the results of a meta-analysis of the effects of soy protein on serum lipid levels (Aug. 3 issue), Anderson et al.1 commented on the position of the American Heart Association (AHA) on this issue. The conclusion of the 1993 AHA Rationale of the Diet–Heart Statement was that although there is good evidence that soy protein can lower cholesterol levels in animal models, the effects in humans, with a few exceptions, are not nearly so convincing.2 Indeed, most studies included in the analysis by Anderson et al. did not show a significant reduction in levels of.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1715-1716
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 21 1995

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