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Health professionals' roles in animal agriculture, climate change, and human health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19135909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
What we eat is rapidly becoming an issue of global concern. With food shortages, the rise in chronic disease, and global warming, the impact of our dietary choices seems more relevant today than ever. Globally, a transition is taking place toward greater consumption of foods of animal origin, in lieu of plant-based diets. With this transition comes intensification of animal agriculture that in turn is associated with the emergence of zoonotic infectious diseases, environmental degradation, and the epidemics of chronic disease and obesity. Health professionals should be aware of these trends and consider them as they promote healthier and more environmentally-sustainable diets.
Aysha Z Akhtar; Michael Greger; Hope Ferdowsian; Erica Frank
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1873-2607     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  182-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Washington Center for Clinical Research, Washington, DC 20016, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry*
Chronic Disease
Communicable Diseases
Environmental Health
Greenhouse Effect*
Health Status*
Professional Role*

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