A Nutritional Intervention in Police Officers

2016-01-12 12:38:23 | BioPortfolio


The proposed study seeks to test the effect of a plant-based dietary intervention on cardiovascular risk factors in police officers.


This study tests the hypotheses that a low-fat, plant-based (vegan) diet improves body weight, plasma lipid concentrations, blood pressure, and, in individuals with type 2 diabetes, glycemic control, that a low-fat, plant-based diet improves health-related quality of life as measured by the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36), and that a low-fat, plant-based diet improves mood, as measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale-Revised (CESD-R).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




Plant-based diet, Control Group


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
District of Columbia
United States


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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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