Understanding Soy, Isoflavones, and Equol

Understanding Soy, Isoflavones, and Equol

Understanding Soy, Isoflavones, and Equol

last update on: 02/28/2024

Learn the beneficial components of soy and how these affect cardiovascular risk factors.

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 45 minutes. 

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Understand isoflavone metabolism.
  • Describe the role of the microbiome in equol production.
  • Understand the metabolic changes associated with modest soy intake.

Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.





45 minutes


Cardiovascular Disease

August 17, 2025