New research suggests that vegetarian diets affect bone density.
Press Release Service- Wired PR News – New research suggests a diet free of meat can affect bone density. As reported by AFP, a study released Thursday proposed a link between individuals who maintain vegetarian diets and weakened bones.
As noted in the report, researchers of the Australian-Vietnamese joint study found after examining the diet and bone density of 2,700 individuals, that the bone density of vegetarians was five percent less than those who ate meat.
Tuan Nguyen, the study’s lead researcher, is quoted by AFP as stating of the results, “The results suggest that vegetarian diets, particularly vegan diets, are associated with lower bone mineral density… But the magnitude of the association is clinically insignificant.”
More about the study and its possible implications may be found in Thursday’s publication of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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