Check out our blogs, recipes, patient stories, program highlights, and new services that represent our passion A noted cardiologist, educator and researcher touted the benefits of a vegan diet, noting that the need for medications to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes could decrease dramatically with improved dietary habits among most Americans. Williams was a featured speaker at the Cardiovascular Symposium held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wyomissing. Williams, who has adhered to a plant-based diet since when his LDL cholesterol became elevated, warned that mortality increases in people who eat red meat, excessive salt, sugar, refined carbohydrates and processed meats. Processed meats, he said, are particularly deadly. With heart disease the number one killer of Americans for the past century, he pointed to huge portion sizes, sugary drinks and fast food as major contributors to that trend. Among the population of Americans who are 20 to 40 years old, nearly half of them eat fast food every day. Transitioning to a vegan diet — one that does not contain any animal products — can add years to your life, asserted Williams. Men who consume only plant-based foods typically live nearly a decade longer than those who consume large quantities of meat and few vegetables, he said.
Kim Williams, president of the however, less based to overcome than inertia, culture, habit and widespread head of unhealthy foods. Diet with the science are, Cardiologist College of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at Rush University, advocates a plant-based diet. Plant Br J Nutr.
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