(StudyFinds.org) — Eating a nutritious plant-based diet could slash the risk of heart disease by more than half, according to a pair of new studies. Researchers with the American Heart Association found that such diets significantly cut the risk of heart problems in both young adults and postmenopausal women.
A 30-year study of almost 5,000 adults showed that the top 20% with the healthiest diets were 52% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. The team behind the study also discovered that changing your diet at any stage in life can have a beneficial impact on the heart.
Participants between 25
A new study conducted by the American Heart Association found that many consumers can benefit from opting for more plant-based food options.
“A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial for cardiovascular health,” said researcher Yuni Choi, Ph.D. “A plant-centered diet is not necessarily vegetarian. People can choose among plant foods that are as close to natural as possible, not highly processed. We think that individuals can
Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods keeps your heart healthy at any age, according to the results of two new studies.
The research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, analyses different measures of healthy plant food consumption.
In it, scientists found that both young adults and postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease when they ate a more plant-based diet.
One study evaluated whether long-term consumption of a plant-centred diet starting in young adulthood is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in midlife.