Study Reveals One More Reason To Be A Vegan



In the news today there are reports of a study released that shows that a low-carbohydrate, vegan diet “Eco-Atkins” could also reduce the risk of heart disease. That makes sense, not eating all that animal fat. Eating vegetables and not meat does pay off. One more reason to be a vegan.

According to the study conducted by the team of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada head by Dr. David Jenkins, a low-carbohydrate vegan diet – named as “Eco-Atkins” is effective for weight loss.

Now the team found out that the “Eco-Atkins” may also reduce the risk of cardiac disease by 10% over 10 years.

Dr. Jenkins research resulted that many low-carbohydrate diets have been associated with weight loss. But he notes that most of these diets include eating animal proteins and fats, which can increase cholesterol.

But the diet having high vegetable proteins and oils have been allied with a reduced risk of heart disease by reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL the “bad cholesterol”. LDL cholesterol builds up in the walls of blood vessels narrow the walls and cause blockages, resulting increases the risk of heart disease.

Eco-Atkins diet – It consists of low carbohydrates and high vegetable proteins and oils food, the team wanted to see whether it could reduce heart disease risk.

Eco-Atkins diet


The researchers evaluated 39 overweight men and women between April 2005 and November 2006.

They were divided into two groups:

  • Group A- followed the Eco-Atkins diet for 6 months.
  • Group B- followed a high-carbohydrate low-fat diet for 6 months.

Those who followed the Eco-Atkins diet have to eat around 60% of their estimated caloric requirements that should be consumed each day to maintain their current weight.

Group A were told they should intend to get 43% from fats, 31% from proteins and 26% of calories from carbohydrates. Mainly from vegetables and vegetable oils.


At the end of the research tenure, the team found that Group A, who followed the Eco-Atkins diet had 10% lower cholesterol and lost an average of 4 pounds extra weight, compared with Group B, who followed the high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

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