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Vegetarian diets and cardiovascular disease


You have probably heard that there are many benefits provided by a vegetarian diet. Still, it's nice to keep seeing the research that is being done to help scientifically support the notion. There's new research that does exactly that!

In the May 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Progresses in Cardiovascular Diseases, researchers shed light on the benefits of a vegetarian diet when it comes to cardiovascular diseases (CVD. They report that plant-based diets are the only dietary pattern that has been shown to reverse coronary heart disease. Plus, they report that there are benefits of a vegetarian diet in both the prevention and the treatment of heart failure and cerebrovascular disease. Further demonstrating the benefits of a vegetarian diet, they report that they are associated with lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids, and that the diet is beneficial for weight management, reducing the risks of metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. A vegetarian diet has also been to be beneficial for those who have diabetes.

The study concludes that "Well planned vegetarian diets provide benefits in preventing and reversing atherosclerosis and in decreasing CVD risk factors and should be promoted through dietary guidelines and recommendations."

This is more great news when it comes to the health benefits of a vegetarian diet being promoted!


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