Rethinking Hyperlipidemia and Natural Treatment Options for Women at Risk
By Tori Hudson, ND | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 3. Fall, 2006
A recent metanalysis is challenging the notion that soy protein and soy isoflavones can improve women's cholesterol profiles. But the study did not account for the fact that some women convert soy isoflavones into equol, a powerful phytoestrogen, while others do not. In a separate study, German researchers found that policosanol, a sugar cane derived substance, had no meaningful effect on lipid profiles or cardiovascular risk.