Carnitine status of lactoovovegetarians and strict vegetarian adults and children.

@article{Lombard1989CarnitineSO,
  title={Carnitine status of lactoovovegetarians and strict vegetarian adults and children.},
  author={Kevin A. Lombard and Ann Louise Olson and Steven E. Nelson and Charles J. Rebouche},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1989},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={301-6}
}
Because carnitine is contained primarily in meats and dairy products, vegetarian diets provide a model for assessing the impact of prolonged low carnitine intake on carnitine status. Plasma carnitine concentrations and urinary carnitine excretion were measured in adults and children consuming a strict vegetarian, lactoovovegetarian, or mixed diet. In adults plasma carnitine concentration and urinary carnitine excretion of strict vegetarians and lactoovovegetarians were significantly lower than… CONTINUE READING
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