Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Front Nutr

Authors

Allen KE, Gumber D, Ostfeld RJ

Methods

In this review, investigators looked at a 54-year old obese woman with a heart failure diagnosis. She altered her lifestyle to follow a plant-based diet.

Key Findings

Over 5.5 months, the patient lose 22.7 kg and reverse her diabetes without medication. Her left ventricular function was also restored. Authors conclude that a plant-based diet may help to reverse left ventricular dysfunction in heart disease.