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Author Fraser, Gary E.

Title Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease : studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians / Gary E. Fraser
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 371 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Why we study the health of adventists -- Ch. 2. Coronary heart disease rates among adventists and others -- Ch. 3. Cancer rates among adventists and others -- Ch. 4. The longevity of adventists as compared with others -- Ch. 5. Diet and the risk of coronary heart disease -- Ch. 6. Diet and the risk of cancer -- Ch. 7. Diet, other risk factors, and aging -- Ch. 8. Vegetarianism and obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and arthritis -- Ch. 9. Social support, religiosity, other psychological factors, and health -- Ch. 10. Coronary heart disease mortality among British, German, and Indian vegetarians -- Ch. 11. Cancer and all-cause mortality among British and German vegetarians -- Ch. 12. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer among vegetarians -- Ch. 13. Risk factors and disease among vegans -- Ch. 14. Changing a population's diet: a behavioral view of the adventist experience -- Ch. 15. Shifting to a vegetarian diet: practical suggestions from a nutritionist -- Ch. 16. The challenge of nutritional epidemiology
Summary Research into the role of diet in chronic disease can be difficult to interpret. Measurement errors in different studies often produce conflicting answers to the same questions. 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 power and 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. The author places the findings in the broader context of well-designed nutritional studies of the general population. He discusses the degree of confidence we can have in particular relationships between diet and disease based on the strength of the evidence. The book is written in a clear style with an extensive glossary, and should be accessible to a wide audience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-361) and index
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Subject Diet in disease.
Seventh-Day Adventists -- Diseases.
Seventh-Day Adventists -- Health and hygiene.
Vegetarianism -- Health aspects.
Vegetarianism -- Religious aspects -- Seventh-Day Adventists
Chronic Disease -- epidemiology.
Diet, Vegetarian.
Life Expectancy.
Religion and Medicine.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002037905
ISBN 0195113241 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0199748802 (electronic bk.)
9780195113242 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780199748808 (electronic bk.)