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© 2001 by CRC Press LLC. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the major cause of death in most Western countries, and is rapidly becoming a major cause of death in developing countries too. Lopez and Murray predicted that, by the year 2020, CHD will be the leading cause of disease worldwide. Differences in the diets consumed by different populations account for much of the observed variation in CHD mortality rates, and the effect of vegetarian diets on CHD is a topic of great interest.

Type

Chapter

Book title

Vegetarian Nutrition

Publication Date

01/01/2001

Pages

33 - 54