DALLAS - Veggie burgers and tofu might not be so great at warding off heart disease after all.I just bought some imitation peanut butter called SoyNut Butter. I had to goto a market with a health food section to find it. It wasn't even shelved with the peanut butter; it was in the other side of the store. I guess that I should be happy that some people mistakenly believe that it is healthy, or I might not have been able to buy it at all.
An American Heart Association committee reviewed a decade of studies on soy's benefits and came up with results that are now casting doubt on the health claim that soy-based foods and supplements significantly lower cholesterol.
The findings could lead the Food and Drug Administration to re-evaluate rules that currently allow companies to tout a cholestorol-lowering benefit on the labels of soy-based food.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Soy not so healthy
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