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Dietary and Biochemical Studies with Textured Soy Proteins

  • C. R. Sirtori
  • A. Canavesi
  • C. Manzoni
  • M. R. Lovati
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

The hypocholesterolemic activity of vegetable proteins, particularly from soybean, was suggested early this century from animal studies (Ignatowski 1909; Meeker and Kesten 1940). In more recent years, several authors have demonstrated that the substitution of animal proteins with soybean proteins in the diet significantly reduces plasma cholesterol levels both in experimental animals (Terpstra et al. 1984) and in man (Sirtori et al. 1977). The soybean protein diet appears to be an effective alternative to drug treatments in adult type II hypercholesterolemic patients (Sirtori et al. 1977; Descovich et al. 1980), the activity being independent of dietary cholesterol and only partially influenced by the P/S ratio (Sirtori et al. 1979).

Keywords

Animal Protein Soybean Protein Liver Membrane Texture Vegetable Protein Soybean Diet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Sirtori
  • A. Canavesi
  • C. Manzoni
  • M. R. Lovati
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center E. Grossi Paoletti, Institute of Pharmacological SciencesUniversity of MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Divisione Medica VerganiOspedale di Niguarda Ca’ GrandaMilanoItaly

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