Mortality in British vegetarians: review and preliminary results from EPIC-Oxford.

@article{Key2003MortalityIB,
  title={Mortality in British vegetarians: review and preliminary results from EPIC-Oxford.},
  author={Timothy J Key and Paul N. Appleby and Gwyneth K. Davey and Naomi E. Allen and Elizabeth A Spencer and Ruth C. Travis},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 3 Suppl},
  pages={533S-538S}
}
BACKGROUND Three prospective studies have examined the mortality of vegetarians in Britain. OBJECTIVE We describe these 3 studies and present preliminary results on mortality from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC-Oxford). DESIGN The Health Food Shoppers Study and the Oxford Vegetarian Study were established in the 1970s and 1980s, respectively; each included about 11 000 subjects and used a short questionnaire on diet and lifestyle. EPIC-Oxford… CONTINUE READING

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