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  • A soybean protein blocks LDL cholesterol production, reducing risks of metabolic diseases

    Working in the lab, the team continues its work on soybean proteins

    Graduate student Jennifer Kusumah, center; postdoctoral researcher Erick Damian Castañeda-Reyes, right; and undergraduate student Elen Huang, left; examine the antioxidant effects of soybean proteins that can decrease LDL cholesterol storage in human liver cells, potentially curtailing the development of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Elvira de Mejia, call 217-244-3196; email

    The paper “Selected soybean varieties regulate hepatic LDL-cholesterol homeostasis depending on their glycinin:B-conglycinin ratio” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.3390/antiox12010020