August 2021

Vegans Face Greatest Fracture Risk

Data from the prospective EPIC-Oxford Study show that non-meat eaters, especially vegans, had higher risks of either total or some site-specific fractures, particularly hip fractures. This is the first prospective study of diet group with both total and multiple specific fracture sites in vegetarians and vegans, and the findings suggest that bone health in vegans requires further research.

Source: Tong TYN, Appleby PN, Armstrong MEG, et al. Vegetarian and vegan diets and risks of total and site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study. BMC Med. 2020 Nov 23;18(1):353. doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3. Use is per Creative Commons License 4.0. Full text available at https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-020-01815-3

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