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Hypertension is an insidious, common, and deadly disease, often detected incidentally at a routine doctor’s visit or workplace health screening. Worldwide, it is estimated that one billion people have hypertension and approximately 80 million Americans 20 years of age and older are hypertensive. First line therapies for all stages of hypertension include exercise and weight loss. This study compared the blood pressure of sedentary vegans, endurance athletes matched for body mass index with the vegan group consuming a Western diet and running an average of 48 miles per week, and sedentary subjects consuming a Western diet. Blood pressure was significantly lower in the vegan group. In the late s, Dr. He first demonstrated its effectiveness in a diabetic, hypertensive patient with renal and congestive heart failure: post intervention, this patient exhibited decreased cardiac silhouette size as measured by chest X-ray, normalization of a left ventricular strain pattern on ECG, and improvement in hypertensive retinopathy.
News recently published their report on the best diets for The ratings were based on factors like nutritional adequacy, ease of compliance, and effectiveness for weight control or managing chronic diseases. Not surprisingly, eating patterns like the DASH diet and a traditional Mediterranean diet scored high. These are two dietary patterns that have a great deal of research behind them and have been shown to protect against chronic disease. They are also nutrient-rich and relatively easy to follow. Like most of the other diets that received high scores, the DASH and the Mediterranean diets are plant-based. Diets that emphasize whole plant foods are healthier than those that are rich in animal foods. The Paleo Diet finished dead last in this comparison. Veganism received low ratings for ease and for safety. I addressed these issues in a post last year when the panelists raised the same concerns. Some vegan eating patterns are healthier than others and some are far more restrictive than others.