Heart & Cardiology/Lipoprotein (a)


Perspicuity wrote at 2013-05-19 23:45:51
If I'm reading this correctly, it suggests that if you want to lower your Lp(a) then the casein diet does so by 65% below baseline.  If you just want your Lp(a) to stay where it is then have some soy.  In other words, to lower Lp(a)stop the soy!

"Two weeks after subjects switched from the self-selected to the soy-protein diet, Lp(a) increased by 20% (P = 0.065), but subsequently decreased to baseline. In contrast, the switch to the casein diet did not cause an increase in Lp(a), but instead a continuing decrease in mean concentrations to 65% below baseline (P < 0.0002)."

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