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January 03, 2021 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

Plant-Based Diets Improve Heart Health Regardless of Race, New Study Shows

Plant-Based Diets Improve Heart Health Regardless of Race, New Study Shows
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A study published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine— a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—shows that plant-based diets improve health outcomes regardless of race. Researchers 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,” says study author Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee.

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