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Guide to vegetarian and vegan diets for doctors

Guide to vegetarian and vegan diets for doctors

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Protecting your health - a guide to vegetarian and vegan diets for health care professionals. A Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation booklet aimed at health care professionals. www.vegetarian.org.uk
Protecting your health - a guide to vegetarian and vegan diets for health care professionals. A Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation booklet aimed at health care professionals. www.vegetarian.org.uk

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Published by: Vegan Future on Apr 18, 2009
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A guide to vegetarian and vegan dietsor healthcare proessionals
Editor: Amanda WoodvineConsultant Nutritionist,Vegetarian & Vegan FoundationPublished by:Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation 2010Registered charity number: 1037486Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation,Top Suite, 8 York Court, Wilder Street,Bristol BS2 8QHTel: 0117 970 5190E: ino@vegetarian.org.ukW: www.vegetarian.org.ukCover image: Peter Cade/Getty Images
The health benefts oplant-based diets
Dr Who? Advice rom Britain’slowest-prescribing GP
Dr Dean Ornish reversesheart disease
Dr Caldwell Esselstyn onheart disease and diet
Veggie case notes
Vegetarian and vegan nutrition- Protein- Iron- Calcium- Vitamin B12- Omega-3 atty acids and thevegetarian diet- Pregnancy- Chart: What vegetarians andvegans should have each day
Defnitions and how to fndanimal-ree medicines
Order orm or urther resources
VEGGIE DIETS | health benets o plant-based diets
Scientifc evidence continues to mount regarding the healthbenefts o plant-based diets. They can cut the risk o killer diseasessuch as heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. They are useul incontrolling diabetes, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Theyare an invaluable way o maintaining a healthy weight, and can addyears to lie expectancy.
Consider cancer, or instance. A poor diet is the second largest preventable risk actoror cancer, coming close behind smoking. An estimated 70 per cent o cancers could beprevented by diet
. Yet according to a nationwide survey
, nearly 83 per cent o thegeneral cancer population are not given any dietary advice by healthcare teams ollowingcancer diagnosis – and nor are they directed elsewhere.The majority o patients would like more inormation on healthy eating than they receive.Many would like to receive this inormation at the point o diagnosis.A urther study
acknowledges that GPs and nurses simply do not have the time,knowledge or skills to advise their patients about desirable dietary practices.This is exactly why health charity the Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF) was set up.We aim to become the major resource on vegetarian and vegan health and nutritionor health proessionals and the public – publishing imaginative guides to help thepublic’s understanding o health; launching dynamiccampaigns; producing groundbreaking scienticreports; and producing simple act sheets on complexsubjects. See the end o this guide or a ull list o ourresources and details o how to order.Some key research regarding the many healthbenets o vegetarian and vegan diets is highlightedover the page.
“Vegetarian andvegan diets can cutthe risk o heartdisease, stroke andcertain cancers,and increase lieexpectancy”
(1) Greger M, 2002. Stopping Cancer Beore It Starts. DVD. Available rom VVF.(2) Bristol Cancer Help Centre Survey, Summer 2006.(3) Pineiro R et al., 2005. Healthy diet in primary care: views o general practitioners and nurses rom Europe.Eur J Clin Nutr; 59 Suppl 1 : S77-80.

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