2019 meta analysis: Vegan/vegetarianism, BMD & fracture risk

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2019 meta analysis: Vegan/vegetarianism, BMD & fracture risk

Post by jimmylegs » 2 weeks ago

hope the recent decade plus of hard work on nutrition has helped to mitigate my prior decade plus of uninformed vegan idealism :)

Veganism, vegetarianism, bone mineral density, and fracture risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
https://academic.oup.com/nutritionrevie ... /1/5146363
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    Twenty studies including 37 134 participants met the inclusion criteria. Compared with omnivores, vegetarians and vegans had lower BMD at the femoral neck and lumbar spine and vegans also had higher fracture rates.

    Vegetarian and vegan diets should be planned to avoid negative consequences on bone health.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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