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Vegans may be at a higher risk of bone fractures, study suggests

Nov 23, 2020 13:09 IST

Vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians may be at a higher risk of bone fractures compared to meat eaters, a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine states. Researchers looked at data from 54,898 respondents in the UK. Vegans with a low calcium and protein intake had a 43% greater risk of fractures. It was concluded that there were 19.4 more cases in vegans and 4.1 more cases in vegetarians for every 1000 people over a duration of 10 years. The risk, however, was slightly reduced when BMI, calcium and protein intake were taken in consideration. A limitation of the study was that it included only white European participants.

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