New Study: Vegan Heart Disease Risk
You may have seen the recent headlines that vegans may have an increased risk of heart disease:
It starts off saying, “Strict vegetarians, known as vegans, may be at an increased risk of developing conditions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study.”
The “study” referred to is this paper:
It is not actually a study, but a review paper citing studies that are already well known. There’s basically
nothing new here other than to say that vegetarians need to make sure they get enough B12 and omega-3.
The paper ends by saying, “All of the above issues may be associated with an increased thrombotic and atherosclerotic risk in vegetarians, especially vegans. However, meat eaters have a cluster of thrombotic and atherosclerotic risk factors higher [emphasis added] than those of both ovo-lacto-vegetarians and vegans.”
Ginny Messina has written a more in-depth article about the paper: