Vegan Diet and Bone Health—Results from the Cross-Sectional RBVD Study
Scientific evidence suggests that a vegan diet might be associated with impaired bone health. Therefore, a cross-sectional study (n = 36 vegans, n = 36 omnivores) was used to investigate the associations of veganism with calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurements, along with the investigation of differences in the concentrations of nutrition- and bone-related biomarkers between vegans and omnivores. The study provides evidence of lower bone health in vegans compared to omnivores, additionally revealing a combination of nutrition-related biomarkers, which may contribute to bone health. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings.
The study was published in the journal “Nutrients”
Vegan Diet and Bone Health—Results from the Cross-Sectional
Juliane Menzel, Klaus Abraham, Gabriele I. Stangl, Per Magne Ueland, Rima Obeid, Matthias B. Schulze , Isabelle Herter-Aeberli, Tanja Schwerdtle and Cornelia Weikert
2021, 13, 685.