Ter Arkh. 1997 ; 69(9): 52-5.
[The results of exposure to an antisclerotic vegetarian diet enriched with soy-based products on patients in the secondary prevention of ischemic heart disease]
The effects of an atherogenic vegetarian diet enriched by soya-based products were investigated for the first time in this country. Clinical status and biochemical parameters of 32 patients suffering from coronary heart disease were studied. Groups 1, 2 and 3 were on the diet for 11-17, 19-22 and 30-40 days, respectively. Hyperlipidemic medicines were discontinued. The vegetarian diet resulted in normalization of the serum lipid spectrum. The most pronounced effect was achieved in group III. The developed vegetarian diet neutralized the adverse effects (an increase of cholesterol and triglycerides) of beta-blockers.