A fresh report published in the Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry reveals that soya beans, when included in a daily diet, could have a powerful role to play in preventing the buildup of sugar, and therefore lower the risk of diabetes and high cholesterol.
To reach their conclusions, scientists at the Hanyang University in Seoul, carried out experiments on animal models. Those rats fed soyas were found to gain much less weight than those not.
Lynne Garto, of the Soya Protein Associatio, reportedly commented: “Soy fits in well to a healthy balanced diet which is important in preventing diabetes – low in fat, high in fibre and a good source of complex carbohydrates .”
The care advisor at Diabetes UK, Libby Dowling, was quick to point out that despite the study holding some promise for the future, carrying out trials on humans was important before drawing any firm conclusions.

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