New Plant-Based Physician’s Guide

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS July 7, 2016

New Plant-Based Physician’s Guide

July 7, 2016

A new guide, published in The Permanente Journal, explains the benefits of plant-based diets and best practices for doctors. The guide outlines how this diet more effectively prevents and treats disease by lowering intakes of carcinogens, contaminants, saturated fat, dietary cholesterol, and other hazardous components found in animal products, as well as increasing antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other protective nutrients that lower disease risk. Step-by-step advice helps clinicians establish a dialogue about nutrition with their patients and gives them the information they need to help patients transition to a vegan diet.

 

Hever J. Plant-based diets: a physician’s guide. Perm J. 2016;20:15-082.

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