Vegetarianism and cardiometabolic disease risk factors: Differences between South Asian and US adults.

@article{Jaacks2016VegetarianismAC,
  title={Vegetarianism and cardiometabolic disease risk factors: Differences between South Asian and US adults.},
  author={Lindsay M. Jaacks and Deksha Kapoor and Kalpana Singh and K. M. Venkat Narayan and Mohammed K Ali and Muhammad Masood Kadir and Viswanathan Mohan and Nikhil Tandon and Dorairaj Prabhakaran},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={975-84}
}
OBJECTIVES Cardiometabolic diseases are increasing disproportionately in South Asia compared with other regions of the world despite high levels of vegetarianism. This unexpected discordance may be explained by differences in the healthfulness of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets in South Asia compared with the United States. The aim of this study was to compare the food group intake of vegetarians with non-vegetarians in South Asia and the United States and to evaluate associations between… CONTINUE READING
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