Isoflavones considered capable of protecting against a variety of other medical conditions, including osteoporosis, dementia, menopause, prostate and breast cancer. According to scientists, the equol may have a greater effect on the fight against this disease. Asians can produce equol from 50 to 60 percent, and the West is only able to produce equol from 20 to 30 percent.
The scientists tested the 272 Japanese men aged 40 to 49 years old and do blood tests to determine equol production in the body. They adjust other heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and obesity. The team found that people who produce equol his body had 90 percent lower chance of developing coronary artery calcification and cardiovascular disease.