Scientists from Fujian Medical University found that soy food intake is linked to lower risks of heart disease and death.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions.
In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.
People can greatly reduce their risks for heart disease through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medicine.
Soybeans and soy foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease, and some cancers as well as improve bone health.
Soy is a high-quality protein – one or two daily serves of soy products can be beneficial to our health.
But soy can also cause some mild stomach and intestinal side effects such as constipation, bloating, and nausea. It can also cause allergic reactions involving a rash, itching, and breathing problems in some people.
In the current study, researchers aimed to clarify the association of soy food intake with heart disease and all-cause death.
They used data from a Chinese population composed of 97,930 adults aged ≥ 40 years old without heart disease in 2011.
These people’s soy intake over a period of 12 months was examined using a food frequency questionnaire.
All people were classified into four groups based on their soy food consumption levels: < 15, 15-29, 30-59, and ≥ 60 g/day.
The team found that during the follow-up period, there were 2523 heart disease events and 1473 deaths.
Higher soy food intake was linked to lower risks of heart disease and all-cause death.
They suggest that eating more soy foods is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease events and death among Chinese adults.
The research was published in The European Journal of Nutrition and conducted by Ting Xue et al.
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