Low-carb, vegan diet may reduce risk for heart disease

May 27, 2014 1:42 PM

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Low-carb, vegan diet may reduce risk for heart disease

A low-carbohydrate, vegan diet may reduce a person’s risk for heart disease by 10 percent over 10 years, Medical News Today reported.

In a study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers followed 39 overweight men and women from April 2005 to November 2006. Part of the group followed a low-carb, vegan diet – referred to as the ‘Eco-Atkins’ diet – while the other group followed a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet for the six-mon...

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