• Differences in Bone Mineral Density between Adult Vegetarians and Nonvegetarians Become Marginal when Accounting for Differences in Anthropometric Factors

    3 days ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundPersons following plant-based diets have lower bone mineral density and higher fracture risk, possibly due to suboptimal nutrient supply. However, anthropometric measures were not considered as potential confounders in many previous studies, and body mass index is positively associated with BMD but also generally lower among vegans and vegetarians.ObjectivesOur objective was to investigate if BMD measurements differ between vegetarians and nonvegetarians from the adult general population when accounting for important determinants of BMD, especially BMI and waist...
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  • How Does a Plant-Based Diet Benefit You?

    4 days ago - By UPMC

    What you eat impacts your health and wellness. According to some research, switching from meat-heavy eating to plant-focused consumption may be a positive change you can make.
    What is a Plant-based Diet?
    Plant-based dieting is not a fad or quick weight loss fix, but an overall healthier way of eating. The term can encompass a variety of plant-forward diets, including:
    Vegetarian, which may include eggs or dairy or both
    Vegan, which avoids eating and cooking with all animal products
    Raw vegan, which avoids eating all animal products, with three-quarters of the plant food consumed must be...
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