Lipoprotein(a) and dietary proteins: casein lowers lipoprotein(a) concentrations as compared with soy protein.

@article{Nilausen1999LipoproteinaAD,
  title={Lipoprotein(a) and dietary proteins: casein lowers lipoprotein(a) concentrations as compared with soy protein.},
  author={Karin Nilausen and Hans Meinertz},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={419-25}
}
BACKGROUND Substitution of soy protein for casein in the diet decreases LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol. How the 2 proteins affect lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)], an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease, is unknown. OBJECTIVE We compared the effects of dietary soy protein and casein on plasma Lp(a) concentrations. DESIGN Nine normolipidemic men were studied initially while consuming their habitual, self-selected diets, and then, in a crossover design, while consuming 2… CONTINUE READING
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