EPIC health study has mixed news for vegans
November 4, 2008
Some vegans aren’t getting enough calcium and suffering more broken bones, says research by long-term nutrition study EPIC Oxford. The project at Oxford University has been following the food and health of over 65,000 people since 1993. Bill went to the September 2008 meeting of London Vegans – and talked to dietician Marty Davey – to find out more.
Download internet radio report (4 mins 53 secs): London Vegans are told that they are slimmer, but might lack calcium – MP3 – other sound file formats
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For more about getting enough Calcium, see:
- The Vegetarian Resource Group on Calcium in the Vegan Diet
- The UK Vegan Society on calcium.
- The American Dietetic Association dispels myths about vegan sources of calcium (but cites spinach as a source) and provides a vegetarian food guide which includes more information about vegan calcium sources.
- The CalciYum! recipe book is out of print but available from second-hand booksellers online and off.
Thanks to friends for feedback and help, to contributors (including Dr Stephen Walsh for an interview which was not used), and to London Vegans for allowing us to record at their “last Wednesday” meeting.
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