Compound in soy products may help lower blood pressure

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) — Soy-based food products have taken grocery store shelves by storm, and the benefits of soy are steadily beginning to emerge. Eating foods that contain isoflavones — a key compound in soy milk, tofu, green tea and even peanuts — every day may help young adults lower their blood pressure. Moreover, and for the first time, there appears to be a particular benefit for African Americans, who have hypertension prevalence rates near 42 percent, according to research presented March 25 at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session.

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