TABLE 1.

Effect of a Vegan Diet on Traditional CVD Risk Factors.

Risk FactorBaselineAfter 22 Weeks of Vegan Diet
Body weight (kg)9791.1
BMI (kg/m2)33.931.8
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)123.8120
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)77.972.8
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)187159.3
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)104.488
Triglycerides (mg/dL)148.1119.7
  • Adapted from ref. 16.