Approximately 12 million U.S. citizens consider themselves vegetarians, and 13.5 percent of all U.S. households claim to have at least one family member practicing some form of vegetarianism. In the past 30 years, scientific endeavors in the area of vegetarian nutrition have progressively shifted from investigating dietary concerns held by nutritio
Acknowledgments. Preface. Prologue. Background. Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Disease Prevention. Adequacy of Vegetarian Diets Through the Lifecycle and in Special Groups. Recommendations for Healthy Vegetarian Diets. Global Issues and Non-Nutritional Perspectives of Vegetarian Diets.