Vegetarians at lower risk for heart disease regardless of race or ethnicity

Vegetarians at lower risk for heart disease regardless of race or ethnicity

Another fantastic Loma Linda study showing it is what you do every day that counts when it comes to heart disease.

“There’s a growing body of evidence that vegetarian diets lower the risk for cardiovascular diseases and other diseases”
Patti Herring, PhD, MA, RN, Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, April 2014.

The results show that compared with their non-vegetarian counterparts, black vegetarian Adventists were at less risk for hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, total cholesterol, and high blood-LDL cholesterol.

Study “Vegetarian diets and cardiovascular risk factors in black members of the Adventist Health Study-2” by Gary Fraser, Sozina Katuli, Ramtin Anousheh, Synnove Knutsen, Patti Herring and Jing Fana, from the Department of Biostatics and Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University, as published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, March 2014.  Press release from blackvoicenews.com and Loma Linda University as dated Saturday, 9 April 2014.

Posted: Monday 14 April 2014