Fasting blood samples were collected from 26 omnivore and 27 vegetarian men (35-60 years of age), who were not taking any medications and by self-assessment were in good health. The following analyses were done: glucose (Glu), glycohemoglobin (HBA1), total serum cholesterol (chole), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDD, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), platelet factor four (PF4), and beta-thromboglobulin (BTG). In addition, the blood pressure (BP) was determined.
The systolic (p<0.001) and diastolic BP (p=0.016) were lower in the vegetarian subjects than in the omnivores. The serum total cholesterol levels were also lower in the vegetarian subjects compared to the omnivores (p<0.05). There was no significant difference in Glu, HBA1, LDL, VLDL, HDL, PF4, and BTG levels between the two groups.
James W. Blankenship
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Coronary Disease -- diagnosis; Vegetarianism
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Kollwitz, Fred E., "The Relationship between Meat Consumption and the Biological Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Risk" (1986). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1027.
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