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Soybean Protein Diet in the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia

  • Cesare R. Sirtori
  • Elisabetta Agradi
  • Franco Conti
  • Oreste Mantero
  • Ennio Gatti
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Abstract

The availability of a soybean textured protein (Koury and Hodges, 1968), free of cholesterol and saturated fat, suggested its use in therapeutic diets for hyper-lipidemia. A dietary study with soybean protein totally replacing animal proteins was carried out in patients with type II hyperlipidemia. Following a crossover protocol, the soybean protein diet was compared, in the same subjects, with a standard low-lipid, low-cholesterol diet. The results of this study have provided evidence that soy protein exerts a hypocholesterolemic effect per se, independent of the lipid content of the diet, and may be a valuable addition to therapeutic diets for hyperlipidemia.

Keywords

Soybean Protein Vegetable Protein Hypocholesterolemic Effect Dietary Period VLDL Cholesterol 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare R. Sirtori
  • Elisabetta Agradi
  • Franco Conti
  • Oreste Mantero
  • Ennio Gatti

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