The Soy Connection for Health Professionals

Health & Nutrition - Fall 2014 - Vol 22, No 4 Soybean Oil

In This Issue: 

  • Incorporating food sources that are high in n-6 fatty acids, such as soy oil into a “DASH” dietary pattern is a simple and effective way to decrease LDL-C and the risk of CVD. Find out how MUFA, particularly oleic acid, help lower serum cholesterol levels, especially low-density lipoprotein cholesterol without lowering beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and that there are a number of available alternatives to partially hydrogenated oil used to process foods.

High Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Targeted in AHA, ACC Guideline to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Two major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)-- an elevated LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) and high blood pressure (BP)—are targeted in the 2013 American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Read more

New Paradigm Emerges on Fat Intake

“Eat less fat.” That was the mantra of the health care community for much of the last fifty years. Recently, however, a new paradigm has emerged in which very low fat intake is not the goal of heart healthy diets. The focus today is to eat a moderate amount of fat—about 25%–35% of calories—with the emphasis on unsaturated fats. Discover that a new paradigm has emerged in which very low fat intake is not the goal of heart healthy diets, but that moderate unsaturated fat intake is a goal. Read more

High Oleic Soybean Oil Offers Alternative to Eliminate Trans Fat

The cornerstone of dietary modification in order to prevent or decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is to minimize the intake of saturated fat and trans fat, and to replace them with cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and/or cis-polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). High oleic soybean oil is an alternative for the elimination of trans fat in the diet. Read more