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