The Resource Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease : studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians, Gary E. Fraser

Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease : studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians, Gary E. Fraser

Label
Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease : studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians
Title
Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease
Title remainder
studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians
Statement of responsibility
Gary E. Fraser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
613.2/62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM236
LC item number
.F736 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Diet, life expectancy, and chronic disease : studies of Seventh-Day Adventists and other vegetarians, Gary E. Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-361) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn560167731
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195113242
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35824013
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560167731
  • pebcs0195113241

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