Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2019

Journal

J Arrhythm

Authors

Storz MA, Helle P

Methods

In this study, authors review the evidence for plant-based diets on risk of atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (a type of cardiac arrhythmia) affects 34 million people globally and is associated with death from stroke and heart failure.

Key Findings

The authors found that whole food, plant-based diets that emphasize nuts, grains, fruits, and vegetables may help to reduce the risk of atrial fibrrilation. It may also lower risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, inflammation, and obesity. Large randomized controlled trials are needed to verify these results.