A review by Caldwell B. Esselstyn published in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology in 2017 covered the connection between a plant-based diet and coronary artery disease. Caldwell states that in ignoring diet as a cause of CVD there is no hope for a cure as patients continue to consume the foods that destroy them. He discusses studies conducted using WFPBN in patients ill with CAD. The results showed that WFPBN can halt and reverse CVD. In summary, current palliative cardiovascular medicine consisting of drugs, stents, and bypass surgery cannot cure or halt the vascular disease epidemic and is financially unsustainable. WFPB can restore the ability of endothelial cells to produce nitric oxide, which can halt and reverse disease without morbidity, mortality, or added expense.