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The Complete Vegetarian

The Essential Guide to Good Health

The health benefits of a vegetarian diet

Citing health concerns as the number one reason that people adopt a vegetarian diet, this collection makes important scientific connections between good health and vegetarianism. The Complete Vegetarian examines the diet's impact on chronic diseases and serves as a nutritional guide and meal-planning resource. Cutting-edge research by leading vegetarian nutritionists and medical doctors finds that it is not only an absence of meat that accounts for the health effects of a vegetarian diet; other contributing factors include less saturated fat and more fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fats than other diets. The Complete Vegetarian promises to be an essential resource for health professionals and the growing number of people who have adopted or are thinking about adopting a vegetarian lifestyle.

Contributors include John J. B. Anderson, Dina Aronson, Peggy Carlson, James Craner, Brenda Davis, Simon K. Emms, Jeanene Fogli, Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Michael A. Klaper, Erin L. Kraker, Valerie Kurtzhalts, D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Reed Mangels, Carol M. Meerschaert, Virginia Messina, Mary Helen Niemeyer, Carl V. Phillips, Sudha Raj, and Cheryl Sullivan.

“Thoroughly reviews the positive and negative aspects of a vegetarian diet . . . Recommended.”--Choice

"A very useful resource for academic, health science, and public libraries."--American Reference Books Annual

"The Complete Vegetarian is the definitive resource on nutrition and vegetarianism, written by all of the leading vegetarian nutritionists in the United States."--Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory and The Pornography of Meat

"The Complete Vegetarian is the no-nonsense, evidence-based book on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. I highly recommend this authoritative volume to vegetarians, anyone who lives with a vegetarian, or anyone who is considering a vegetarian lifestyle."--Joseph M. Carlin, MS, MA, RD, LDN, FADA, regional nutritionist, U.S. Administration on Aging

Peggy Carlson, MD, is an emergency medicine physician with a background in occupational medicine. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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