Vegetarian and plant-based diets in health and disease prevention / edited by François Mariotti
- London : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxxiv, 887 pages) : illustrations (some color)
- Additional Creators:
- Mariotti, François
- Part 1: Setting the scene: general features associated with vegetarian diets. Vegetarian diets: definitions and pitfalls in interpreting literature on health effects of vegetarianism -- Attitudes toward meat and plants in vegetarians -- Nutrition knowledge of vegetarians -- Vegetarianism and eating disorders -- Cognitive processes underlying vegetarianism as assessed by brain imaging -- Geographic aspects of vegetarianism: vegetarians in India -- Religious variations in vegetarian diets and impact on health status of children: perspectives from traditional vegetarian societies -- Dietary transition: longterm trends, animal versus plant energy intake, and sustainability issues -- Plant-based diets for mitigating climate change -- Barriers to increasing plant protein consumption in Western populations -- Part 2: Setting the scene: specific dietary characteristics of vegetarian diet and their relation to health. Dietary patterns in plant-based, vegetarian, and omnivorous diets -- Meat consumption and health outcomes -- Fruits, vegetables, and health: evidence from meta-analyses of prospective epidemiological studies -- Whole grains and disease risk -- Nut intake and health -- New concepts and paradigms for the protective effects of plant-based food components in relation to food complexity -- Part 3: The relations between vegetarian diets and health and disease. Bone health and vegan diets -- Weight maintenance and weight loss: the adoption of diets based on predominantly plants -- Cancer risk and vegetarian diets -- Vegetarian diets and the risk of type 2 diabetes -- Vegetarian diets in people with type 2 diabetes -- Blood pressure and vegetarian diets -- Ischemic heart disease in vegetarians and those consuming a predominantly plant-based diet -- Vegetarian diets and the microbiome -- Vegetarianism and the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease -- Defecation and stools in vegetarians: implications in health and disease -- Plant-based diets and asthma -- Vegetarian diet and possible mechanisms for impact on mood -- Part 4: Life events. Vegetarian infants and complementary feeding -- Nutritional status of vegetarian children -- Food and meals in vegetarian children and adolescents -- Vegetarian and plant-based diets in pregnancy -- Vegetarian diet and menopausal women -- Nutritional profiles of elderly vegetarians -- Part 5: Nutrients and other substances intake and status. plant protein, animal protein, and protein quality -- Plant protein, animal protein, and cardiometabolic health -- Polyunsaturated fatty acid status in vegetarians -- Implications of a plant-based diet on zinc requirements and nutritional status -- Plant-based diets and iron status -- Plant-based diets and selenium intake and status -- B vitamins intake and plasma homocysteine in vegetarians -- Iodine status, thyroid function, and vegetarianism -- Vitamin B12 deficiency in vegetarians -- Probiotics in nondairy products -- Exposure to pesticide residues and contaminants of the vegetarian population: French data.
- "Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention examines the science of vegetarian and plant-based diets and their nutritional impact on human health. This book assembles the science related to vegetarian and plant-based diets in a comprehensive, balanced, single reference that discusses both the overall benefits of plant-based diets on health and the risk of disease and issues concerning the status in certain nutrients of the individuals, while providing overall consideration to the entire spectrum of vegetarian diets. Broken into five sections, the first provides a general overview of vegetarian / plant-based diets so that readers have a foundational understanding of the topic. Dietary choices and their relation with nutritional transition and sustainability issues are discussed. The second and third sections provide a comprehensive description of the relationship between plant-based diets and health and disease prevention. The fourth section provides a deeper look into how the relationship between plant-based diets and health and disease prevention may differ in populations with different age or physiological status. The fifth and final section of the book details the nutrients and substances whose intakes are related to the proportions of plant or animal products in the diet. Discusses the links between health and certain important characteristics of plant-based diets at the level of food groups Analyzes the relation between plant-based diet and health at the different nutritional levels, i.e. from dietary patterns to specific nutrients and substances Provides a balanced evidence-based approach to analyze the positive and negative aspects of vegetarianism Addresses the different aspects of diets predominantly based on plants, including geographical and cultural variations of vegetarianism"--Publisher's description.
- 9780128039694 (electronic bk.)
0128039698 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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