Wednesday, August 18


OK, that weekend was nice & long, wasn't it? But now I'm back for a while, and I'll warn you that the next few posts will be a little out-of-date, as I'm still catching up. Here's one that was leftover from before I left: The kidney function of people with type 2 diabetes seems to be improved by dietary soy protein, with the added benefit that their levels of "good" cholesterol also go up a bit. It's an interesting study, because here we can't just assume the soy protein was displacing the bad effects of animal protein: "The goal, Erdman explained, was to have the men replace part of their usual protein intake with the soy or milk protein; however, the patients failed to follow the diet instructions and instead added the protein powders to their normal routine."

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