According to the recent study, revealed that eating more plant or natural-based foods could help to reduce the risk of, stroke, heart attacks, heart failure, and other conditions by nearly 32%. Experts have claimed that adopting a plant-based diet cuts the risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. According to Science Daily, Mr. Rebholz, Ph.D., said that it is very important to focus on diet. It is found that people eating more whole grains, vegetables, nuts, legumes and fruits, and less consumption of animal-based foods are less prone to suffer from numerous vascular diseases. They also mentioned that by approximately 32 %, it lowered the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. And there was about 25 % lower risk of deaths from any cause compared to those people who are consuming more plant-based food.
Previous research had shown that the cardiac health benefits from natural or plant-based diets. But this could be only possible in specific groups of people such as Seventh Day Adventists who mostly takes vegan diet or vegetarians people. The researchers in the recent study classified the diet participants using four diet indexes. The plant-based diet index and pro-vegetarian diet index. It also concluded that taking a higher amount of particular plant foods received higher scores for lower the risk of many cardiac-related diseases.
The study conducted by many researchers has pointed out that, this is one of the first studies which will examine this risk in the general population. In addition, findings are dependable with previous findings of other dietary patterns, which is included the DASH or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. However, the study has certain limitations, such as the self-reported nature of the dietary intake. Further, the ARIC study stately the dietary intake of plant-based and animal-based foods, say the scientists, so the measurements may not reflect in the today or modern food industry.