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dc.contributor.authorDignan, Corynne Jocelynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-02T16:50:06Z
dc.date.available2016-03-02T16:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14685
dc.description.abstractHeart disease is still the number one killer in the United States. Recent research has suggested that adhering to a plant-based diet can prevent, treat, and reverse heart disease. In order to further clarify these findings, an analysis was made of the components of a plant-based diet and such dietary effects in relation to being a possible treatment for heart disease. Based on a comprehensive investigation of this area of study, an extensive body of evidence supports the finding that a whole-food, plant-based diet can significantly lower the risk of heart disease, mainly by reducing blood levels of lipids and cholesterol associated with atherosclerosis. Comparison was made between the efficacy of the plant-based diet versus more conventional approaches such as medication and surgery. Further clinical trials are needed to validate the findings of adopting this diet in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectHealth sciencesen_US
dc.subjectCardiovascularen_US
dc.subjectDieten_US
dc.subjectHeart diseaseen_US
dc.subjectPlanten_US
dc.subjectPreventionen_US
dc.subjectWhole fooden_US
dc.titleThe benefits of a plant-based diet for the prevention and treatment of heart diseaseen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T18:57:31Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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