Plant-based diet may lower obese children’s risk of heart disease

February 12, 2015 4:01 PM

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Plant-based diet may lower obese children’s risk of heart disease

New research from Cleveland Clinic Children’s found that in four weeks, obese children eating a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet lowered their risk of heart disease more than those who ate a traditional heart-healthy diet.

The four-week study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, followed 28 obese children between the ages of 9 and 18. All had high cholesterol. Children, and one parent of each child, were assigned either a plant-based vegan diet or the heart-healthy diet, as recommended by the American Heart Associ...

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