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

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Index
Page references followed by f or t indicate figures or tables, respectively.
Adventist Health Study (AHS), 7, 9, 281–287
age and vegetarian status, 12, 12t, 13
all-cause mortality, 110–116, 116–117, 117t, 118–120, 120t, 121
arthritis, prevalence and incidence of in Adventists, 131t, 145t, 145–147
black health habits and all-cause mortality, 118–120, 120t, 121, 283t, 285, 286
cancer, foods associated with, 88–89, 90f, 91–92, 92f, 93, 94, 286
cancer, incidence of in Adventists and non-Adventists in California, 38–39, 40t, 41–42
CHD, foods and nutrients associated with, 64–74, 74–75, 75t, 76–80
CHD, food groups affecting risk of, 66
CHD, incidence of in Adventists and non-Adventists in California, 24, 24f, 25–26, 26f, 27, 27f, 28t, 29–30, 30f
CHD, risk factors, CHD and all-cause mortality, 116–117, 117t, 118
diabetes, prevalence and incidence of in Adventists, 131t, 138, 139t, 140
history and design of, 278, 281–282, 282t, 283t, 284, 284t, 285–287
hypertension, prevalence and incidence of in Adventists, 131t, 140–141, 142t, 143–144
life expectancy in Adventists and nonAdventists in California, 46–48, 49, 50t, 51, 52t, 53t, 54, 55t, 56–57
nondietary risk factors in Adventists, 62, 63t
nutrient intake and habits of vegetarians and nonvegetarians, 11–13, 14t, 15, 15t
obesity, prevalence and incidence of in Adventists, 131t, 132, 133t, 134–136
religiosity data, 160, 160t, 162, 162t
studies of ethnic groups in, 14t, 15, 118–120, 120t, 121, 283t
vegetarianism and risk factors, 129–131, 131t, 132
Adventist Mortality Study (AMS), 279–281
all-cause mortality rates in vegetarians, 114–115
cancer, mortality in Adventists and non-Adventists, 37–38, 38t
CHD mortality rates, 24f, 25
CHD, foods and food groups affecting, 64, 65t, 66
history and design of, 7, 277, 279–281, 281t
life expectancy in California Adventists, 46–47
vegetarianism and risk factors, 129–131, 131t, 132, 133–144
Adventists. See also Seventh-day Adventist Church
advantages for epidemiological research of, 4–6, 266
behavioral view of lifestyles of, 241–242, 242f, 243–247
cancer in, 35–36, 36t, 37t, 38, 38t, 39, 40t, 41–42, 199
causes of death, 54, 55t, 56–57
CHD in, 22–23, 23t, 24, 24f, 25–26, 26f, 27, 27f, 28t, 29–30, 30f, 64, 65t, 66, 67, 67f, 68, 68t, 69, 164–165, 166t, 167, 273
comparisons with external populations of, 7
diet of, 9–10, 10t, 11, 11t, 12–13, 13t, 14t, 15, 15t
epidemiological research in, 4–6
health practices of, 8–18
life expectancy of, 45, 46–48, 48f, 49, 49t, 50t, 51, 52t, 53t, 54, 55t, 56–57
psychosocial characteristics of, 16–18, 152–153, 164–165, 166t, 167
studies of rates of disease, 6–7, Appendix

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