Dean Ornish defends the plant based diet

25 Mar

It has been dismaying to watch the recent promotion of dangerous diets high in animal products. Dr. Dean Ornish sets the record straight in this important Op-Ed piece in The New York Times:

“The debate is not as simple as low-fat versus low-carb. Research shows that animal protein may significantly increase the risk of premature mortality from all causes, among them cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Heavy consumption of saturated fat and trans fats may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.”

Ornish needs to be taken seriously. He has produced the most compelling research showing how lifestyle changes may reverse certain chronic diseases.

 

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