Date of Award
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician Assistant Education
Hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, family history, gender, and obesity are all well-established cardiovascular disease risk factors. Advancements are being made to investigate the role of diet as a modifiable risk factor, and to determine if adults who consume meat compared to those who do not consume meat are at higher risk for hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, thus increasing their cardiovascular disease risk. Because animal protein is ubiquitous in the modern diet, it is imperative that determinations are made in regard to either its benefits or its contribution to the burden of chronic disease. The clinical application of this research is to ultimately determine the most appropriate diet recommendations to provide to patients who are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Coleman, Alyssa, "The effect of meat vs non-meat diets on cardiovascular disease risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, and obesity" (2019). Physician Assistant Capstones. 10.