How do the Asian and American soybean diets compare?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The type of soy in Asian diets is dissimilar to those of Americans, which tend to be processed soy foods. Asians mostly eat whole food tofu and fermented soy products that may contain many other important components. Asians eat 47 mg of isoflavones a day compared to the American's 1-6 mg.

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