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  • Vegetarian women weigh 7 lbs less than non-vegetarian women

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    Vegetarian women weigh approximately 7 lbs less than non-vegetarian women and average of 150 lbs versus 167 lbs with a body mass index (BMI) of 23.6 versus 25.4, according to data from 36 studies.


    Sabate J, and Wien M. Vegetarian diets and childhood obesity prevention. Am J Clin Nutr, 2010 May; 91(5): 1525S-1529S.

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    Joan Sabate
    Department of Nutrition, NH 1102
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA 92350
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    The data is from a meta-analysis from 36 earlier studies reported in the following reference.


    Sabate J, Blix G. Vegetarian diets and obesity prevention. In: Sabate J, ed. Vegetarian nutrition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001:91–107.

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