Nurses Experience Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

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Nurses Experience Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

March 17, 2017

A new publication in the American Journal of Nursing shows the benefits of plant-based diets for nurses and their patients. Nurses at three clinics adopted a plant-based diet with the Physician Committee's 21-Day Kickstart program, supplemented with nutrition education that reviewed the health implications of the diet, and tracked their weight and cholesterol levels. Three-quarters of the participants lowered their total cholesterol levels (a mean drop of 18 points), and more than half of the participants lost an average of 4.4 pounds. Participants reported increased energy levels and overall satisfaction with the program. The authors note the participants now view plant-based diets as a practical treatment for disease prevention.

Evans J, Magee A, Dickman K, Sutter R, Sutter C. A plant-based nutrition program. Am J Nurs. 2017;117:56-61.

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