Your lifestyle choices directly impact your health

48 patients began the randomized trial. They suffered from moderate to severe coronary heart disease. 35 completed the five-year study.

Experimental Group (low-fat whole-food vegetarian diet, aerobic exercise, stress management training, smoking cessation, group psychosocial support)

  • Atherosclerosis regressed over 5 years
  • Twenty-five cardiac events occurred in 28 experimental group patients

Control Group (more mainstream, moderate changes)

  • Atherosclerosis progressed over 5 years
  • Forty-five cardiac events occurred in 20 experimental group patients

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