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Association of blood pressure with intake of soy products and other food groups in Japanese men and women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12744912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Soy diet has been suggested to have antihypertensive effect in animal studies. The present study examined the cross-sectional relationship between blood pressure and intake of soy products and other food groups in Japanese men and women. METHODS: Blood pressure was measured in Japanese 294 men and 330 women (246 premenopausal and 84 peri- and postmenopausal women) who participated in a health check-up program provided by a general hospital. Intake of various food groups and nutrients was estimated from a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS: In men, soy product intake was inversely significantly correlated with diastolic blood pressure (r = -0.12, P = 0.04) after controlling for age, total energy, smoking status, body mass index, and intake of alcohol, salt and seaweeds. The correlation of soy product intake with systolic blood pressure was of borderline significance (r = -0.10, P = 0.09). Systolic blood pressure was inversely correlated with intake of vegetables (r = -0.12, P = 0.04) and dairy products (r = -0.12, P = 0.05). There were no significant correlations between soy product intake and diastolic blood pressure in women. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate a mild effect of soy intake on blood pressure reduction in men.
Chisato Nagata; Hiroyuki Shimizu; Rieko Takami; Makoto Hayashi; Noriyuki Takeda; Keigo Yasuda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0091-7435     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  692-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eating / physiology*
Middle Aged
Soybean Proteins / administration & dosage*,  physiology
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0/Soybean Proteins

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