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There are many reasons [what / why] Japanese people live longer than the rest of us. One reason might [be / eat] soybean products [likely / like] tofu, natto and miso. Scientists from the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo [conducted / conducts] a study into the health benefits of soybeans and their products. They found that people who [regular / regularly] ate tofu, natto and miso were 10 per cent [low / less] likely to die from common killers than people who ate [no / not] soybean products. Researchers said eating soybean-based food lowered the [risk / risky] of death from heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular [difficult / problems] . They said: "A higher intake of fermented soy products was associated [with / without] a lower risk of mortality."

Soybeans and fermented soybean products are superfoods. They are [wealthy / rich] in protein, fibre and unsaturated fats. They are also a [source / sauce] of potassium and other [minerals / mines] . Soy fibre can help to lower cholesterol and [boast / boost] weight loss. Soy is an important part [by / of] the cuisine of East Asia, [especially / specialist] in Japan. People in Asia have eaten soy since ancient [timings / times] . The most common types of soy products are tofu (soybean curd), natto (fermented soybeans), miso (a fermented soybean [piste / paste] added to soups) and soy sauce. Some scientists say miso is high in salt. The researchers said salt in miso does not put people [to / at] risk of high blood pressure. Soybean products are becoming more popular [around / about] the world.

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