vegan diet vs omnivorous diet for cardiovascular health

In a recent study involving 44 identical twins, researchers found that a vegan diet can lead to better heart health compared to an omnivorous diet (Landry MJ,, 2023).

For 8 weeks, one twin from each pair followed a vegan diet, while the other ate omnivorous meals. The vegan group had significant reductions in LDL cholesterol, fasting insulin levels, and weight.

This study suggests that a vegan diet consisting of vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds might be a healthier option for improving heart-related health factors.

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Landry MJ, Ward CP, Cunanan KM, Durand LR, Perelman D, Robinson JL, Hennings T, Koh L, Dant C, Zeitlin A, Ebel ER, Sonnenburg ED, Sonnenburg JL, Gardner CD. Cardiometabolic Effects of Omnivorous vs Vegan Diets in Identical Twins: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 1;6(11):e2344457.

  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-12-29
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