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New Scientific update

date
17.09.2020

Plant-based eating and cardiometabolic health

Alpro Foundation newest in-depth scientific review from global experts.

Hana Kahleova; Nerea Becerra-Tomas; Sonia Blanco Mejia; Andrea J Glenn; Stephanie De Vriese; David JA Jenkins; Cyril WC Kendall; Jordi Salas-Salvadó; John L Sievenpiper

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death and is associated with a high burden of disease worldwide, contributing to 31% of all global deaths.

Important behavioral factors associated with cardiometabolic disease risk include unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol use. Diet can be attributed to about 45.4% of all premature deaths from CVD.  The good news, however, is that 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a disease closely related to CVD, has as only recommended treatment the change of lifestyle (diet and physical exercise). It is therefore of great importance to assess which dietary patterns can majorly improve these diseases.

This new scientific update is dedicated to different plant-based eating patterns and some specific plant-based foods and how these impact cardiometabolic health. 

  • Mediterranean diet
  • Nordic diet
  • Portfolio diet
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Soya
  • Whole grains
  • Fruit and vegetables

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