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Is Soy Just a Marketing Ploy?--New Study

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Econ101

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Mon, January 23, 2006
Study casts doubt over soy

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DALLAS -- Veggie burgers and tofu might not be so great at warding off heart disease after 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 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 cholesterol-lowering benefit on the labels of soy-based food.

Based on its findings, the committee said it would not recommend using isoflavone supplements in food or pills. It concluded soy-containing foods and supplements did not significantly lower cholesterol, saying so in a statement published in the journal Circulation.

Nutrition experts say soy-based foods still are good because they often are eaten in place of less healthy fare like burgers and hot dogs.
 

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Econ101 said:
Mon, January 23, 2006
Study casts doubt over soy

By AP

DALLAS -- Veggie burgers and tofu might not be so great at warding off heart disease after 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 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 cholesterol-lowering benefit on the labels of soy-based food.

Based on its findings, the committee said it would not recommend using isoflavone supplements in food or pills. It concluded soy-containing foods and supplements did not significantly lower cholesterol, saying so in a statement published in the journal Circulation.

Nutrition experts say soy-based foods still are good because they often are eaten in place of less healthy fare like burgers and hot dogs.

This might be good news for beef but bad news for Conagra and Cargill. We'll see who wins out in the end. Hopefully the transfats are on the way out.
 

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