Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Longevity. Cancer and diabetes prevention. Obesity. Aging. Sustainable eating.
All these headline-making topics have one thing in common – breakthroughs in the scientific research of vegetarian diets.
From Feb. 24 – 26, more than 700 researchers, experts, and advocates of plant-based diets will convene as Loma Linda University Health hosts the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (6ICVN). Held just once every five years, 6ICVN is the only time when some of the world’s greatest scientists and scholars in plant-based diets gather to unveil major research findings and raise some provocative ideas.
“We are very pleased to welcome to 6ICVN these top minds who promise to bring us exciting findings and breakthroughs from the world of plant-based diets,” says Dr. Tricia Penniecook, dean of Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
“Professional and public interest in vegetarian nutrition has reached unprecedented levels because of clear links between plant-based diets and health. 6ICVN will provide a forum for a review of all the best research, concepts, and applications of vegetarian dietary practices for preventing diseases and promoting health,” says Dr. Joan Sabate, 6ICVN chairman and chairman of the Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
This year’s event will feature breaking news of results from a landmark worldwide nutrition clinical trial, to be published in an upcoming edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Other major research to be presented at the conference:
For more information, go to: http://www.vegetariannutrition.org
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."