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Vegans weigh 10-13 lbs less than meat eaters
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Vegans, that is strict vegetarians who consume no animal products at all, not even milk, eggs or cheese, weighed about 10-13 lbs 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.
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.
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Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Center Epidemiology Unit
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE United Kingdom
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