Soy protein and cardiovascular disease: the impact of bioactive components in soy

Nutr Rev. 1998 Aug;56(8):231-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1998.tb01754.x.


Soy protein, when substituted for animal protein in the diet, will lower blood cholesterol. Recent research also provides evidence that soy protein and/or isoflavones may improve endothelial functioning and attenuate events leading to both lesion and thrombus formation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia / diet therapy*
  • Isoflavones / pharmacology*
  • Soybean Proteins / therapeutic use*
  • Thrombosis / prevention & control


  • Isoflavones
  • Soybean Proteins