Klin Med (Mosk). 1997 ; 75(1): 28-31.
[Balanced vegetarian diet in combined rehabilitation of patients suffering from ischemic heart disease]
Scientific Practical Medical Center of Vegetarian Society, Moscow.
The clinical status of 30 patients suffering from ischemic heart disease, their serum lipids and other biochemical parameters, exercise tolerance were studied. 20 patients from the group were on a specially developed antiatherosclerosis vegetarian diet VA-1; the control group comprised 10 patients who had a mixed diet A-1. It is shown that the vegetarian diet used made it possible to normalize the serum lipid spectrum, the levels of the blood pressure, to increase the tolerance to exercise, to eliminate functional disturbances of the digestive system. The investigation demonstrated the effectiveness of the vegetarian diet as a means of rehabilitation of patients suffering from ischemic heart disease.