Long-term effects of a vegetarian diet on the nutritional status of elderly people (Dutch Nutrition Surveillance System).

@article{Lwik1990LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of a vegetarian diet on the nutritional status of elderly people (Dutch Nutrition Surveillance System).},
  author={M R H L{\"o}wik and J. E. A. R. De Schrijver and Jennie Odink and Henk van den Berg and M. Knutson Wedel},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={600-9}
}
The health and nutritional status (anthropometry, and blood and urine biochemistry) of 44 Dutch apparently healthy vegetarians, aged 65-97 years, refraining from meat, fish, and poultry consumption, was assessed for insight into long-term consequences of ovo-lacto- or lacto-vegetarianism. The results indicate that in comparison to omnivorous elderly the vegetarian elderly (especially men) have aged successfully with respect to cardiovascular risk factors. In contrast, vegetarian elderly are at… CONTINUE READING

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