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Is vegetable protein more beneficial to bone than animal protein?

Lanham-New, SA, Lee, WTK, Torgerson, DJ and Millward, DJ (2007) Is vegetable protein more beneficial to bone than animal protein? International Congress Series, 1297. pp. 310-318.

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The aim of this presentation was to assess the impact of a 'vegetarian diet' on indices of skeletal integrity. Analyses of existing literature were assessed in relation to bone health for: lacto-ovo-vegetarian and vegan diets vs. omnivorous; predominantly meat diets; consumption of animal vs. vegetable protein; fruit and vegetable consumption. The key findings include: (i) no differences in bone health indices between lacto-ovo-vegetarians and omnivores; (ii) conflicting data for protein effects on bone, with high and low protein intake being detrimental to the skeleton; (iii) growing support for a beneficial effect of fruit and vegetable intake on bone, with mechanisms of action currently remaining unclarified. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Lee, WTK
Torgerson, DJ
Date : 1 March 2007
DOI : 10.1016/j.ics.2006.11.003
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:02
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 15:50

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