Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies

@article{Dinu2017VegetarianVD,
  title={Vegetarian, vegan diets and multiple health outcomes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies},
  author={M. Dinu and R. Abbate and G. Gensini and A. Casini and F. Sofi},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition},
  year={2017},
  volume={57},
  pages={3640 - 3649}
}
BACKGROUND Beneficial effects of vegetarian and vegan diets on health outcomes have been supposed in previous studies. [...] Key MethodMETHODS A comprehensive search of Medline, EMBASE, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar was conducted. RESULTS Eighty-six cross-sectional and 10 cohort prospective studies were included.Expand
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