Diet rich in soy reduces stroke risk

According to a recent study in Hong Kong, eating a diet rich in isoflavone could help to improve artery functions amongst stroke patients . Isoflavone is commonly found in chickpeas, legumes, clovers and soybeans .
The diet news was published in the European Heart Journal. According to the researchers, 12 weeks of isoflavone supplements, at 80mgs per day, could improve blood flow in the brachial artery, found in the arm.
The researchers reportedly commented: “These findings may have important implications for the use of isoflavone for secondary prevention in patients with cardiovascular disease, on top of conventional treatments.”
Cardiology professor Tse Hung-fat reportedly said: “Our study implied that diets with higher isoflavone contents might be beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk in ischaemic stroke patients.”

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