Plant-Based Diet Reverses Angina
A low-fat, plant-based diet holds potential relief for angina sufferers, according to a new article published in Case Reports in Cardiology. The case study, led by Robert J. Ostfeld, M.D., of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine followed a 60-year-old man with angina. Four months after he adopted a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, he lowered his blood pressure, lost weight, and improved his symptoms.
Dr. Ostfeld will participate in the Physicians Committee’s 2015 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease this summer in Washington, D.C.
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