Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2021


J Am Heart Assoc


Andrea J Glenn, Kenneth Lo, David J A Jenkins, Beatrice A Boucher, Anthony J Hanley, Cyril W C Kendall, JoAnn E Manson, Mara Z Vitolins, Linda G Snetselaar, Simin Liu, John L Sievenpiper


"The plant-based Dietary Portfolio combines established cholesterol-lowering foods (plant protein, nuts, viscous fiber, and phytosterols), plus monounsaturated fat, and has been shown to improve low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. No studies have evaluated the relation of the Dietary Portfolio with incident CVD events."

Key Findings

"In this prospective cohort of postmenopausal women in the United States, higher adherence to the Portfolio Diet was associated with a reduction in incident cardiovascular and coronary events, as well as heart failure. These findings warrant further investigation in other populations."