Quiz yourself on your knowledge of cholesterol by answering "true" or "false" to the following statements.
T/F: When trying to lower cholesterol the first thing you should do is add soy to your diet.
False. The data suggest that soy protein has only a small effect, if any, on lipid levels. The real benefit may be related to the use of soy as a substitute for high-saturated-fat foods. Some research shows that people can lower their cholesterol by eating a diet rich in soy protein, fiber, plant sterols and nuts, such as almonds.