Plants, diet, and health.

  title={Plants, diet, and health.},
  author={Cathie Martin and Yang Zhang and Chiara Tonelli and Katia Petroni},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
Chronic disease is a major social challenge of the twenty-first century. In this review, we examine the evidence for discordance between modern diets and those on which humankind evolved as the cause of the increasing incidence of chronic diseases, and the evidence supporting consumption of plant foods as a way to reduce the risk of chronic disease. We also examine the evidence for avoiding certain components of plant-based foods that are enriched in Western diets, and review the mechanisms by… CONTINUE READING
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