mild. We believe the soy protein itself has major effects (and) it's the protein composition that may be very important or the nature of the amino acids.
Jenkins told that they have been using our soy experience to build it into diets which we believe will be able rival those starting doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A second study, from Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, compared the effects of two types of omega 3 fatty acids, one called eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA, and the other called docosahexaenoic acid or DHA. Thirty-eight middle-aged men and women with elevated cholesterol consumed either an EPA supplement, a DHA supplement or a placebo for seven weeks.
Researchers found arterial elasticity improved 30 percent in the EPA group and 25 percent in the DHA group, but there was no change in the placebo group. If an artery is too stiff, blood flow is unable to pass smoothly through it and cholesterol plaques can build up more easily. Triacylglycerol or TAG levels also were lower among the omega 3 supplement groups. Lower TAG means reduced risk for heart disease.
Keith Ayoob, a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association and a professor at Albert Einstein Medical College in New York felt that the greater the elasticity, the less likelihood of hypertension. Any benefit would be speculative at this point, but we know omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil seem to have an effect of lubricating the arteries."
Ayoob cautioned, however, the Australian study was small and brief and therefore more research is needed. Symptoms can improve on the short-term, he said, and then rebound, so it is unclear how long omega 3s could have this effect. Ruth Kava, director of nutrition at the American Council on Science and Health in New York, agreed. "But maybe if you'd eat these constituents for six months, you'd really pick up a difference."
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