Re: diet and coronary disease

Technotranscendence (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 20:10:09 -0700

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.


Daniel Ust