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Plant-Based Diets Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

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A plant-based diet lowers the risk of dying from a heart attack, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers assessed diet records and cardiovascular disease-related mortality for 11,879 participants in the NHANES III study. The authors developed an index that scored plant-based and animal-based foods differently to quantify adherence to a vegetarian diet. This allowed for…

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Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

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A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes. Researchers tracked weight and cholesterol levels for 65 overweight participants who also had at least one other metabolic condition (e.g., heart disease, type 2 diabetes) and randomized half into a low-fat, vegan dietary intervention group with no calorie…

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