American Heart Association Study

The American Heart Association (AHA) published a study by the AHA acknowledging that a vegan diet works better than the AHA – recommended diet for heart disease prevention.

Here are the study results: Vegan Diet Reduces Inflammation More than AHA-Recommended Diet

Researchers randomized 100 participants with coronary artery disease to either a vegan diet (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, or fish) or an AHA-recommended diet (fewer servings of non-fish animal protein, more servings of fish, and only low- or no-fat dairy) for eight weeks.

The primary endpoint marker for inflammation, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, improved significantly more in the vegan group, compared with the AHA group.

The authors conclude a vegan diet should be considered to help avoid adverse outcomes among heart disease patients.


Shah B, Newman JD, Woolf K, et al. Anti-inflammatory effects of a vegan diet versus the American Heart Association–recommended diet in coronary artery disease trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;


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