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Plant-Based Diet Is Good For Heart

By jeremyc | June 3, 2018

In recent years, several studies have suggested that a vegetarian diet offers many health benefits. For example, a veggie diet has been linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes type 2, and obesity. Some research has also hinted that a plant-based diet might even help keep certain cancers at bay.

Now new research, in which researchers collated data of many observational studies and clinical trials, states that a vegetarian diet improves heart health.

Veganism is today very popular among Americans. More and more people in the country are shunning meat and embracing vegetarianism after studies have show it to be more healthful than meat-based diets.

In this latest research, the scientists have found that going vegan will do your heart health a world of good. Specifically speaking, they noticed that people who follow a plant based diet are 40 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. They are also 40 percent less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 34 percent less likely to suffer from high blood pressure. A vegan diet was also found to help unblock arteries that have been fully or partially blocked.

In addition to these findings, the researchers also found that vegetarians had lower bad cholesterol levels than non-vegetarians. What’s more, a vegan diet might also help with weight loss.

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