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    Fish eaters weigh about 7 lbs less than meat eaters


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    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:26 am Email this article
    Fish eaters weigh about 7 pounds less than meat eaters according to a 1996 survey from Britain. Subjects

    Subjects: 3947 men and 17,158 women from vegetarian and health food societies, shops, and magazines

    This data was compiled from 3947 men and 17,158 women who were recruited from vegetarian and health food societies, shops, and magazines for the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition.

    Participants were thinner on average than the general population.

    REFERENCE

    Key T, Davey G. Prevalence of obesity is low in people who do not eat meat [letter]. BMJ, 1996 Sep 28, 313 (7060): 816-7.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Timothy Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Center Epidemiology Unit
    University of Oxford
    Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE United Kingdom

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