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Do vegetarians have a normal bone mass?

Vegetarians are likely to have normal bone mass and strong bones.

This study assessed the bone mineral density of vegetarians. Researchers reviewed relevant data and evidence drawn out from previously published studies. 

Researchers found normal bone mass and strong bones among vegetarians. Contrary to popular belief, this study provides strong evidence that vegetarian diet may be beneficial for bone health.

Research Summary Information

  • 2004
  • Susan A New
  • Centre for Nutrition and Food Safety, School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, University of Surrey, GU2 7XH, Guildford, UK. s.new@surrey.ac.uk
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
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