Re: diet and coronary disease
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 21:11:21 EDT

In a message dated 6/18/99 8:06:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

On Friday, June 18, 1999 12:38 PM Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:>> There was no evidence of a threshold beyond which further
>> benefits did not accrue with increasing proportions of plant-based
>> foods in the diet.
>This is a big suprise. I may have to change my position.
>I am a vegetarian and a nutrition researcher. I frequently tell people
>it is not necessary to become a complete vegetarian like me. I have always
>assumed that there was a threshhold at which point the diet contained
>nutrients and fiber. According to the above study, it may be that there is
>no threshhold, and that the more plant materials you can eat, the more
>benefits you receive.

Or, it could mean that threshold has yet to be detected.

I'm a vegetarian too.
I'm a vegetarian with Coronary Artery Disease, I've been very successful at keeping it from progressing but as to whether it's because of the vegetarian diet or the vitamins and supplements who can tell as long as it keeps me on the winning side.