New study on bone health and different diets
The results of a new study
emphasize heavily on the need
to meet the
U.S. recommended intakes for calcium, especially if you are vegan
EPIC-Oxford study recruited 57,000 participants, including over
1,000 vegans and almost 10,000 lacto-ovo vegetarians (LOV), from
1993 to 2000.
concluded that vegans had a 30% higher fracture rate than
meat-eaters (after adjusting for age, smoking, alcohol consumption,
body mass, physical activity, marital status, and births and hormone
replacement therapy for women); however, when calcium intake was
adjusted for, the vegans no longer had a higher rate of fractures.
among the subjects who got 525 mg of calcium a day (only 55% of the
vegans compared to about 95% of the other diet groups), vegans had
the same fracture rates as the other diet groups.
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