A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention

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Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH
Executive Director of the
Center for Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle & Disease Prevention

Center contact: Laura Moore, Administrative Assistant
Tel: 909-558-8750, ext. 88750
Email: lamoore@llu.edu


The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition will be hosted by the Loma Linda University School of Public Health from Sunday, February 25 through Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Professional interest in vegetarian nutrition has now reached unprecedented levels; however, scientific knowledge regarding vegetarian diets and their effects on human health is far from complete. The International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition is designed to provide a review of the accumulated findings, and introduce theoretical concepts, practical applications, and implications of vegetarian dietary practices for both the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, as well as for the furthering of research endeavors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Loma Linda University campus for the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in February of 2018! More information coming soon.


Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancers account for 60% of all deaths worldwide, with an estimated 80% of these deaths occurring in low and middle income countries. These conditions are largely preventable through the adoption of healthy diets, physical activity, and avoidance of smoking.

The Center focuses on elucidating the key dietary and other behavioral factors for the prevention of chronic diseases worldwide. Also, the Center is compelled to focus effort on effective health education programs to improve diet quality and recover a healthy lifestyle in the US and globally.

Researchers at the Center are leaders in the study of the health effects of plant foods, and the home of the world-renowned Adventist Health Study, providing the global community with strong evidence for healthy outcomes, and the prevention of chronic diseases when adopting a plant-based diet. 

Building on the Adventist Health Study’s unique 50 plus years of research in lifestyle and plant-based diets, the Center will pioneer new knowledge and develop innovative, interdisciplinary, translational, and interventional research aimed at reducing the risk, morbidity and mortality of unhealthy diets, sedentarism, and tobacco use related chronic diseases in the US and globally.

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