Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a disease that affects the heart and circulation of the blood and includes conditions such as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and stroke. It’s the main cause of death in many European countries, claiming the lives of over 2 in 5 people and accounting for approximately 2 million deaths a year. CVD doesn’t have one single cause; generally it’s due to a combination of factors. The good news is that it’s highly
preventable. Maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, not smoking and eating a healthy diet can all help to reduce the risk of developing CVD.

Soyfoods and Cardiovascular Health (PDF)