8201 wk 5 Discussion: t-Tests and ANOVA in Clinical Practice 2 response

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses and respond  in one or more of the following ways:  Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research. Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives. Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research. Suggest an alternative perspective based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.                                                                                                                                                                  t-Tests and ANOVA in Clinical PracticeHypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is the leading factor in cardiovascular disease and early death in the world. Hypertension is blood pressure that is higher than average. Normal blood pressure or ideal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg Hypertension is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices, health conditions like obesity and diabetes, and lack of routine physical exercise. In the past 40 years, the mean global blood pressure has drastically dropped or remained the same, thanks to a change in lifestyle and the universal use of antihypertensive medications (Mills, Stefanescu, & He, 2020). I selected the Najjar, Moore & Montgomery (2018) research to explore my hypertension topic. Najjar et al., (2018) state that cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of economic burden in the United States. Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, and it is commonly treated/managed with dieting, exercise, and pharma-based therapy. In the article, hypercholesterolemia is also stated as one of the causes of cardiovascular disease. Najjar et al., (2018) propose the use of a plant-based diet for patients in an outpatient clinic to fight the spread of hypertension. The plant-based diet helps to achieve a reduction of drug burden on patients with cardiovascular disease when used for four weeks.In the research, the participants consumed a plant-based diet like raw fruits, seeds, avocado, and vegetables for a four-week period. Laboratory biomarkers were collected at the baseline for four weeks after evaluating the medication needs for each week. The participants’ age ranged from 32 to 69 years, and the examiners used ANOVA and paired t-tests as the inferential statistics. The research result indicated a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure was observed after a vegan diet was fed to the study participants. The study concluded that a plant diet is effective therapeutic management for cardiovascular disease.The significance of the research on hypertension is that it reveals that a vegan diet (plant-based diet) can be used effectively to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A plant-based diet is advantageous in decreasing the mortality rate of both coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 40% and helps to manage, treat, and prevent heart failure, cerebrovascular illness, and blood pressure (Kahleova et al., 2018). The study indicated that hypertension is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and proves that the consumption of a vegan diet is a potential therapeutic intervention in the fight to prevent cardiovascular disorders. The use of inferential statistics further strengthened the outcomes of the research by making deductions possible to create correlations. For instance, the p-value indicated what the readings of the research on the biomarker suggested. Another example can be seen in the fact that the P-value indicates the use of a vegan diet helps to reduce calories and fat in the body better than when it is not consumed.                                                                                                              References  Kahleova, H., Levin, S., & Barnard, N. D. (2018). Vegetarian dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease. Progress in cardiovascular diseases, 61(1), 54-61.Mills, K. T., Stefanescu, A., & He, J. (2020). The global epidemiology of hypertension. Nature Reviews Nephrology, 16(4), 223-237.Najjar, R. S., Moore, C. E., & Montgomery, B. D. (2018). A defined, plant‐based diet utilized in an outpatient cardiovascular clinic effectively treats hypercholesterolemia and hypertension and reduces medications. Clinical Cardiology, 41(3), 307-313.https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22863

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