Plant-Based Diet Reverses Angina

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Plant-Based Diet Reverses Angina

February 14, 2015

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.

Prior studies have shown that vegan diets and other lifestyle changes can prevent, reverse, or lower your risk of cardiovascular disease without the use of medications.

Dr. Ostfeld will participate in the Physicians Committee’s 2015 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease this summer in Washington, D.C.

Massera D, Zaman T, Farren GE, Ostfeld RJ. A whole-food plant-based diet reversed angina without medications or procedures. Case Rep Cardiol. Published online on February 12, 2015.

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Fraser G, Katuli S, Anousheh R, Knutsen S, Herring P, Fan J. Vegetarian diets and cardiovascular risk factors in black members of the Adventist Health Study-2. Public Health Nutr. Published online March 17, 2014.

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