Am J Clin Nutr. 1988 Sep; 48(3 Suppl): 906-9.
Development of a quick reference guide to accommodate vegetarianism in diet therapy for multiple disease conditions.
Kettering College of Medical Arts, Dayton, OH.
With more Americans adopting vegetarian lifestyles, health-care professionals will encounter more patients whose vegetarian dietary practices must be reconciled with the therapeutic diets required by a variety of disease conditions. The development of a quick reference guide was undertaken to address several areas of concern unique to vegetarian patients and provide an expandable clinical resource. For the disease conditions examined, nutrition care goals were found to be met without compromising vegetarian practices.