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An Updated Guide on the Health Benefits of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages

New York, NY, April 19, 2013 --( The second edition of An Evidence-Based Approach to Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors, recently published by Thieme, explores the role of a plant-based diet in health and disease. Fueled by the recent explosion of information on the subject, all 20 chapters of the first edition have been updated to incorporate new information from the relevant, more recently published peer-reviewed studies, especially studies with human subjects. It has been expanded to include new sections on choline, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine, lipoic acid, and other dietary factors. This book is ideal for nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, and other health care professionals who need to educate patients about sound food choices.

Praise for the previous edition:

“I highly recommend this monograph for physicians, dietitians, and other health practitioners as well as the health-aware public. It captures what you need to know in a succinct but comprehensive fashion.” -- American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

“The application of this knowledge about phytochemicals and other dietary factors will provide a sound foundation for new dietary guidelines and also the requisite scientific substantiation for the development of new food products…there is no doubt that evaluating the emerging scientific information with sound judgment, as is done in this book, will help health-care providers, especially dietitians, nurses, and physicians, apply it today and allow policymakers and researchers to plan for the future in a rational manner.” – From the Foreword

Higdon / Drake
An Evidence-Based Approach to Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors, Second Edition
328 pp, 33 illustrations, Hardback
ISBN: 9783131418425
eBook – available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783131697127

About the Authors

Jane Higdon, PhD (deceased), Research Associate, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Victoria J. Drake, PhD, is Manager, Micronutrient Information Center, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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