Plant-based diet tied to reduced risk of heart issues, two recent observational studies found. The study assessed the cardiovascular health of people who included more plant-centered foods in their diets.
The first study looked at participants for 32 years and found that people who consumed plant-based foods had lower rates of heart disease. The second study showed that women in the postmenopausal stage of life who followed plant-centered diets also had a reduced risk of heart issues.
Medical professionals often suggest a diet should include more fresh whole foods. Consuming natural foods features a lot of health benefits.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an individual’s diet should consist of fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy.
The first new study, titled “Plant-centered diet and risk of incident cardiovascular disease during young to middle adulthood” was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
The study authors discovered that people with the most plant-based diets were 52% less likely to develop heart issues compared to those following the minimum plant-based diets.
The second study appeared in the Journal of the American Heart Association and the name is “Relationship between a plant-based dietary portfolio and risk of cardiovascular disease: Findings from the Women’s Health Initiative prospective cohort study.”
The study found that the plant-based Portfolio diet was associated with an 11% lowered risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Also, people who followed the Portfolio diet the least were 14% less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 17% less likely to experience heart failure.