Your Health: Mar. 12, 2001

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JOY OF SOY It may not taste great--or like anything at all--but soy protein seems to increase levels of "good" HDL cholesterol. Researchers say healthy middle-aged subjects saw their HDL cholesterol rise nearly 5% after eating cookies containing 1.5 oz. of powdered soy protein daily for 12 weeks. Powdered soy is also found in energy-boosting candy bars and drinks. To get 1.5 oz. of protein from soybeans, you would need to consume 4 oz. of beans, and of tofu--get those taste buds ready--more than a pound.

CHOLESTEROL CONUNDRUM When it comes to cholesterol, the elderly have their own rules....

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