Friday, August 22, 2014

Advice from a Vegan Cardiologist

Excerpts from the New York Times, August 6th, 2014, Advice from a Vegan Cardiologist:

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, often sees patients who are overweight and struggling with hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. One of the things he advises them to do is to change their diets.

Specifically, he tells them to go vegan.

“I recommend a plant-based diet because I know it’s going to lower their blood pressure, improve their insulin sensitivity and decrease their cholesterol,” he said. “And so I recommend it in all those conditions. Some patients are able to do it, and some are not.”

(Photo courtesy of Rush University Medical Center).