Plant-based diet vs. low-fat diet for CVD risk reduction


A study presented at the Nutrition Live Online 2021 virtual meeting found that a nutritious plant-based diet, but not a diet consisting mainly of low-fat foods, was linked to a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease among adults -- though both diets were associated with reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. The findings, based on data from 4,700 adults, also showed that a nutritious plant-based diet was linked with a reduced risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.

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