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A vegan regimen with reduced medication in the treatment of hypertension

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

Olov Lindahl
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital (Regionsjukhuset), Linköping, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
Lars Lindwall
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital (Regionsjukhuset), Linköping, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
Alf Spångberg
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital (Regionsjukhuset), Linköping, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
ÅKe Stenram
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital (Regionsjukhuset), Linköping, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
Per Arne Öckerman
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital (Regionsjukhuset), Linköping, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
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Abstract

1. Twenty-nine patients who had suffered from essential hypertension for an average of 8 years, all receiving long-term medication for hypertension, were subject to therapy with vegan food for 1 year. In almost all cases medication was withdrawn or drastically reduced. There was a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. A number of reported symptoms disappeared.

2. There was a significant improvement in a number of clinical variables as well as a significant change in various biochemical indices such as urea, haptoglobin, cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations in blood.

3. Subjectively all patients reported improvement.

4. Selected patients, with a fear of side-effects of medication, who are interested in alternative health care might replace conventional medication with this dietary regimen.

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Papers of direct relevance to Clinical and Human Nutrition
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Copyright © The Nutrition Society 1984

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