A plant-based diet that includes nuts, soy, legumes, beans, peas, and a small amount of plant sterols could reduce many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including blood pressure, triglycerides, and inflammation, a new study found. In addition to reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by about 30 percent in combination with a low saturated high-fat diet – a level comparable to drugs, the researchers found the diet limited other factors for an estimated 13 percent reduction in the diet Overall risk for coronary heart disease, including angina pectoris and heart attack
"We knew the Portfolio diet lowers LDL cholesterol, but we did not have a clear idea of what else it could do," said co-author John Sievenpiper , Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in Canada.
"This study provides greater clarity and security about the effects of nutrition and its health potential," added Sievenpiper. 1
They found that specific risk factors varied from about 2 per cent (19659002) Researchers said that changes in diet and lifestyle enable patients to cope with high cholesterol and cardiovascular risks, and the current study provides Other reasons for this approach
Diet compliance may be challenging for some patients, but many find that taking only a few plant-based foods offers tangible benefits, the researchers said.  Source: IANS  Source: Shutterstock
Released: July 28, 2018 14:51