Personal Health

Gary E. Fraser

a cardiologist and research scientist at Loma Linda University Medical Center, is the principal investigator of Adventist Health Study 2.

Diet and Lifestyle

The Adventist advantage

Early in my career as a scientist and physician, the significant advantages of prevention rather than waiting to treat established disease became clear. Despite the great advances of modern medicine, the expense, sometimes discomfort, and lack of assurance of cure make medical treatment an inferior approach to the control of disease.

Now as principal investigator of the Adventist Health Study, I along with my colleagues have had the opportunity to collect data that in a rigorous scientific fashion allow us to investigate the value of a vegetarian diet. After many years of research by us (and others), the evidence is now clear: a plant-based diet provides a …

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