Diet, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease: Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and Other Vegetarians

Synopsis

Research into the role of diet in chronic disease can be difficult to interpret. Seventh-day Adventists and other groups with many vegetarian members are ideal study populations because they have a wide range of dietary habits that adds clarity to research findings. This book analyses the results of such studies, focusing on heart disease and cancer. These studies support the benefits of a vegetarian diet and in addition provide evidence about the effects of individual foods and food groups on disease risk that is relevant to all who are interested in good health. Fraser places the findings in athe broader context of well-designed nutritional studies of the general population.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Jerry Lee
  • Graham Stacey
  • Gary Fraser
  • Helen Hopp-Marshak
  • Kiti Freier
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003