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  2. Jun 12, 2024

Vegan Diet Supports Healthy Bones

A new cross-sectional study has found that there was no significant difference in bone mineral density measured in vegans, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, or omnivores.1 Vitamin D levels did not differ significantly between groups, and vegans had calcium levels within the normal range. Previous research has found that people who eat more healthful plant-based foods have a lower risk of osteoporosis.2 



  1. Gachenko A, Rizzo G, Sidorova E, et al. Bone mineral density parameters and related nutritional factors in vegans, lacto-ovo-vegetarians, and omnivores: a cross-sectional study. Front Nutr. 2024;11. doi:10.3389/fnut.2024.1390773
  2. Hu J, Li Y, Wang Z, et al. Association of plant-based dietary patterns with the risk of osteoporosis in community-dwelling adults over 60 years: a cross-sectional study. Osteoporos Int. 2023;34(5):915-923. doi:10.1007/s00198-023-06700-2 

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