What Does a Vegetarian Diet Mean for Cardiovascular Health?

In a 2019 systematic review article published on Frontiers in Nutrition, the link between vegetarian dietary patterns and various cardiovascular outcomes were examined. The aim was to update the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) clinical practice guidelines for nutrition therapy. Several prospective cohort studies were examined and the results considered. Although overall evidence was graded as “very low quality” there were indications that vegetarian dietary patterns are associated with reductions in CHD mortality and incidence but not with CVD and stroke mortality in individuals with and without diabetes.

Souce: Relation of Vegetarian Dietary Patterns With Major Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies