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A study on soy-based food supplements

A study on soy-based food supplements as medical nutriceutical therapy in reversing lipid abnormalities

was conducted by:

Sison Jorge, MD, Aragon Jimmy, MD, Maliwat Raquel  MD, Yape Myrna, MD

Medical Center Manila, Makati Medical Center, Medical City Philippines

Introduction

Cardiovascular diseases rank number one in causing death globally.

Lipid abnormalities like high cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and HDL (“good cholesterol”) are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Soy and fibers have been proven to improve lipid abnormalities and therefore, benefit health.

 Aim

To determine the efficacy and safety of soy based oral food supplements Reliv Now and Fibrestore in the management of lipid abnormalities.

 Study Design

60-day multi-center, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on soy-based food supplements.

Inclusion

Adults (_>18 years old) with lipid abnormalities, which may be any of the following; high cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDL.

Results

Decrease in average cholesterol level after 60 days was seen only in Reliv Now and Fibrestore.

Decrease in LDL level after 60 days was seen only in Reliv Now & Fibrestore.

Triglyceride level was reduced by FibRestore after 60 days.

FibRestore

®

had greater reduction in fasting

plasma glucose

level after 60 days

Relìv Now

®

& FibRestore® showed reduction in

blood uric acid

levels after 60 days

Changes in average weight after 60 days

Relìv Now

®

& FibRestore® showed greater

reduction

in cholesterol and triglycerides among

diabetic

subjects

Relìv Now

®

& FibRestore® showed greater reduction

in

cholesterol among overweight subjects

SUMMARY

Relìv Now

® and FibRestore®:

Reduced average cholesterol by 14%

Reduced average LDL by 18% and 8%, respectively

Reduced average triglycerides by 1.2% and 12.4%,

respectively

Reduced average uric acid by 10.4% and 16.7%,

respectively

Greater reduction in cholesterol and triglycerides

among

diabetic or overweight individuals

CONCLUSION

This study proved that Relìv

® Now and

FibRestore

® are effective food supplements in

correcting lipid abnormalities and hence, may help in lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease.

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