Plant-based diets improve health outcomes regardless of race, according to a new study published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Researchers from the Physicians Committee analyzed the effects of a low-fat, plant-based diet on cardiometabolic outcomes in Black and white participants. Both groups similarly improved their body mass index, insulin resistance, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar with no significant difference between the groups. These findings suggest plant-based dietary interventions offer clinical treatment opportunities to improve cardiovascular health risks independent of race.
Kahleova H, Rembert E, Nowak A, Holubkov R, Barnard ND. Effect of a diet intervention on cardiometabolic outcomes: Does race matter? A randomized clinical trial. Clin Nutr ESPEN. Published online January 2, 2021.