The purpose of this paper and benchmark study is to present evidenced-based data regarding the impact diet choices have on heart disease and how adherence to a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet compared to a Western diet affects cardiac disease. The PICOT question being asked for this change project is as follows: In adults with history of cardiac disease (P), how does adherence to a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet (I) compared to the Western diet (C) impact outcomes associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) (O) over three months (T)? A search of evidenced-based literature was conducted to determine the positive outcomes associated with abiding by a WFPB diet while living with heart disease.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Master's of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Childress, Meredith A., "A Whole-Food Plant Based Diet and its Effects on Cardiovascular Disease" (2022). MSN Capstone Projects.
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