Cardiovascular disease which includes heart attacks and strokes, is the #1 killer of both women and men in the US. Some experts estimate that an astounding 140 million Americans are at risk for heart disease, or 1 out of every 2 people. Unfortunately because you can’t “feel” high cholesterol levels, most people don’t learn of their condition until it’s too late.
What Causes Heart Disease?
High cholesterol & blood pressure
A high-saturated fat, high-cholesterol diet
Being overweight or physical inactivity
Your age, sex, and family history
Healthy Support With Soy?
The primary factors for an increased risk of heart disease are:
Studies show that soy lowers total cholesterol, the “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and may even raise good HDL cholesterol levels. After years of carefully reviewing almost 40 clinical studies on soy and cholesterol, the FDA concluded that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Shortly following the FDA’s official soy-heart health claim, the American Heart Association (AHA) joined the FDA in urging Americans to eat more soy.
Initially, attention to soy’s benefits for heart disease came from data revealing significantly lower mortality rates from cardiovascular disease in Asian populations with a soy-rich diet. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which analyzed 38 soy clinical trials, found that regular soy consumption produced about a 10% reduction in total cholesterol, 13% reduction in LDL cholesterol and 11% reduction in triglycerides.
Individuals with higher initial cholesterol levels (>335 mg/dl) experienced almost a 20% reduction in cholesterol (i.e. greater than 60 points) and 24% decrease in LDL cholesterol (75 points). Soy may also promote heart health through other means.
Increased levels of good HDL cholesterol levels, even in people with ?normal? total cholesterol levels, has been noted in some studies. And, soy may decrease “oxidation” of LDL cholesterol, a process that makes bad cholesterol more “sticky” to your arteries, while decreasing levels of homocysteine (lower = healthier).
Preliminary Results from a Revival Soy Study
Initial results from a lipid reduction study using Revival Soy at a leading medical hospital are very positive. Participants experienced significant decreases in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides after 6 weeks of daily Revival Soy use (one serving per day). Based on these initial results, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.05 million grant to the researchers to confirm the results in a larger study that is presently underway