Soy products and the human diet

J. W. Erdman, E. J. Fordyce

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This review focuses upon the nutritional significance of soy products in the human diet. The impact of the consumption of soy foods on a range of diet and health issues are discussed, including protein quality and growth promoting effects of soy protein, allergies in children, hypocholesterolemic effects of soy protein and soy fiber, effects of soy products upon glucose tolerance, and the bioavailability of zinc and iron from soy foods. Recent research reports involving humans and relevant animal studies are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-737
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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