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Women Who Eat Soy May Have Lower Heart Disease Risk

(MyHealthNewsDaily) Women who consume higher levels of soy may have a lower risk of coronary heart disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that women in China with the highest levels of a soy compound called equol in their urine were 54 percent less likely to have heart disease, compared with the women in the study who had the lowest levels.
"Our results suggest that higher urinary equol excretion is related to a lower risk of coronary heart disease in women," said study author Dr. Xianglan Zhang, an assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. "Our results provide some clues to further evaluate the role of soy in preventing heart disease," she said.
Community: Having had breast cancer, I was leery of eating soy products, but once I found out they’re probably safe, and may even reduce the risk of a recurrence, I started putting edamame on my daily salad.
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