Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community


Effects of a Vegan Diet on Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index

Numerous studies have shown that vegans have lower cholesterol levels, reduced blood pressure, and decreased body mass index (BMI), all of which contribute to decreased heart disease (see next post). You can read a review of these studies written by Jack Norris, Registered Dietitian and the President and Executive Director of Vegan Outreach.

Summary of the conclusions: