Key Findings: The review found a wide variety of plant-based diets. "In
these studies, plant-based diets containing higher amounts of healthy foods such
as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, oils, tea, and coffee are associated with lower CVD risk. However, plant-based diets including higher
amounts of less healthy plant foods, such as refined grains, potatoes/fries, and
foods and beverages high in added sugar, are linked to increased risk." Authors conclude that a distinction must be made between healthy and unhealthy plant-based diets.