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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 (strict vegetarian). 

The EPIC-Oxford study recruited 57,000 participants, including over 1,000 vegans and almost 10,000 lacto-ovo vegetarians (LOV), from 1993 to 2000.

Researchers 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.

In fact, 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.

To read the full article please visit http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/bones

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