Zinc intake and status in Australian vegetarians.

  title={Zinc intake and status in Australian vegetarians.},
  author={Madeleine J. Ball and Margaret Leigh Ackland},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={83 1},
Vegetarians have a lower incidence of many chronic diseases than omnivores. However, vegetarian diets could potentially result in lower intakes of some minerals, particularly Zn. In a cross-sectional study, dietary Zn intake was measured using 12 d weighed records in ninety-nine vegetarians (ten vegans) aged 18-50 years and forty-nine age- and sex-matched omnivores. In men, the mean daily Zn intake and Zn density values were similar in omnivores, ovolactovegetarians and vegans, but in women… CONTINUE READING

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