Research on Twins reveals a Vegan Diet is better for Cardiovascular Health


The study, written about on, involving 22 pairs of identical twins, conducted by Stanford Medicine researchers revealed that adopting a vegan diet can notably enhance cardiovascular health within eight weeks. Published in JAMA Network Open, the research uniquely controlled genetic factors by using identical twins, demonstrating that a vegan diet significantly reduced LDL cholesterol, insulin levels, and body weight compared to an omnivorous diet. The study, conducted from May to July 2022, involved healthy participants without cardiovascular disease, showing that a plant-based diet focusing on vegetables, legumes, fruits, and whole grains led to substantial health improvements. Professor Christopher Gardner emphasized the potential benefits of including more plant-based foods in one’s diet, suggesting even small dietary shifts could significantly improve long-term health. The study’s findings suggest that transitioning towards a more plant-based diet could offer substantial cardiovascular health advantages.

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