Soy Proteins ‘Protect Against Liver Disease’ In Obese People

American researchers have discovered that those who have a soy protein-rich diet reduce the amount of ‘fatty deposits’ that accumulate around the liver, which can lead to liver disease.

Scientists from the University of Illunois found that soy protein, derived from non-animal sources such as tofu and natural yoghurt, significantly slashes the amount of fat and triglycerides (a type of fat found in the bloodstream and tissue) in the liver.

High levels of both of these can trigger liver disease as they force the organ to store fat instead of metabolising it, meaning the liver cannot do its job properly.

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