Vegan Diets Tied to Greater Bone Fracture Danger

Vegan Diets Tied to Higher Bone Fracture Risk

By Alan Mozes

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — Chew on this: Vegans face a 43% larger danger for bone fractures than meat eaters, a big British examine warns.

The rise in danger was not confined to vegans, who eat no meat, fish, dairy or eggs. The researchers additionally recognized a notably larger danger for hip fractures amongst those that eat fish however no meat (pescatarians), and amongst vegetarians who swear off each meat and fish, however do devour dairy and/or eggs.

The findings observe a number of many years spent monitoring food plan and fracture danger amongst roughly 55,000 Britons. All had enrolled within the EPIC-Oxford examine between 1993 and 2001. (EPIC, or European Potential Investigation Into Most cancers and Vitamin, is among the world’s largest cohort research.)

For this have a look at food plan and fracture danger, “we analyzed information collected over 18 years, on common, and located that vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians had larger dangers of hip fractures than meat eaters,” mentioned lead creator Tammy Tong, a dietary epidemiologist on the College of Oxford.

“[Hip fracture] danger in vegans was 2.3 instances larger than in individuals who ate meat, equal to fifteen extra instances per 1,000 folks over 10 years,” she mentioned. “As well as, vegans additionally had a better danger of fractures wherever within the physique, in addition to fractures of the legs and vertebrae when in comparison with the meat eaters.”

Tong and her colleagues revealed their findings on-line Nov. 22 within the journal BMC Medication.

Of the preliminary pool of 55,000 folks, simply over 29,000 have been meat eaters (omnivores), about 8,000 have been pescatarians, 15,500 have been vegetarians and practically 2,000 have been vegans.

Diets have been assessed when individuals enrolled within the EPIC-Oxford examine, and once more in 2010. (Complement consumption was not assessed.) Fracture danger was tracked via 2016 via Nationwide Well being Service information collected in England, Scotland and Wales.

Throughout that point, over 3,900 fractures occurred: 566 damaged arms, 889 damaged wrists, 945 damaged hips, 366 damaged legs, 520 damaged ankles and 467 fractures of different bones, together with the ribs, backbone or collarbone.

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