Chinese Diet and Heart Disease

Chinese Adults are less susceptible than white adults to age-related endothelial dysfunction.[1]  One hypothesis to explain this is that the Chinese consume more vegetables and fish.  The authors of a study published in Athersclerosis [2] report, “Our finding suggest that vegetarian diets, by themselves, have a direct beneficial effect on vascular endothelial and smooth muscle function and my help to account for the lower incidence of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality… These effects are independent of other know factors of atherosclerosis such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, aging, etc… and are well correlated with the duration of being on vegetarian diets.”


Why would this be?  Because vegetables have more nutrition in them than meat; and fish have more healthy fats than other animal protein.  Arteries need specific nutrients in order to repair themselves.  Dr. Thomas Levy (MD), a cardiologist for over 30 years, cites 33 nutrients your cardiovascular system needs to get and stay healthy.  He lists these nutrients, in order of importance, on page 253 of his book Stop America’s #1 Killer.  The Pauling Therapy Essentials Formula (PTEF) has 19 of the first 20 nutrients on his list.  When I contacted Dr. Levy to obtain permission to use his book in an outreach campaign (we sent a free book to those who responded), not only did he give permission but he endorsed the PTEF, saying in part, “I feel that most individuals, especially know heart patients, would benefit from taking this formulation.”[3]


  1.  J Am CollCardiol. 1997 Jul;30(1):113-8. Chinese adults are less susceptible than whites to age-related endothelial   dysfunction. Woo KS, McCrohon JA, Chook P, Adams MR, Robinson JT, McCredie RJ, Lam CW, Feng JZ, Celermajer  DS.
  2. Atherosclerosis. 158 (2001) 247-251
  3. Email sent from televymd@yahoo.comto on August 18, 2015. Entire email available upon request.