Special Issue "Vegetarian, Vegan Diets and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: vegan and vegetarian diets; sustainable nutrition
Interests: colorectal cancer; biomarkers; lipids; dietary assessment; nutritional epidemiology; vegetarian diets
Interests: diabetes, metabolism, plant-based nutrition
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The popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets is increasing. There are many reasons for people to choose to be vegetarian or vegan, including perceived health benefits, and concerns about animal welfare and the environmental impact of meat and animal source food production. Previous research has shown that as well as not eating meat, vegetarians and vegans tend to consume more fruits and vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, and nuts than meat-eaters. However, meat is a good source of amino acids and several micronutrients, and vegans particularly need to consume supplements or fortified foods to ensure adequate intake of vitamin B12. Vegetarians and vegans tend to have a lower body mass index and have a lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, and some cancers compared with meat-eaters, but there is little information about other non-communicable diseases. This Special Issue of Nutrients will address “Vegetarian, Vegan Diets and Human Health”. We welcome submissions of original research and review articles on dietary intakes and the nutritional status of vegetarians and vegans, and investigations of the association between vegetarian and vegan diets and body composition, nutrient status, and non-communicable diseases.
Prof. Dr. Markus Keller
Dr. Kathryn E Bradbury
Dr. Hana Kahleova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Vegetarian diets
- Vegan diets
- Nutrient status
- Non-communicable diseases
- Body composition