Study on Vegetarian Diet among California Men

A cross-sectional study was released today describing habits of men age 45-69 in California. Highlights from the abstract:

“Vegetarians accounted for 1.4% (736/51,901) of [white, non-hispanic men] and 20.4% (124/602) of Asian-Indians. Age was not associated with diet among Asian-Indians, but among [white, non-hispanic men], vegetarian diet was associated with younger age (< 55) (45.1% vs. 31.6%, p < 0.001). "Compared to non-vegetarians, vegetarians more often reported healthier behaviors including a lower fat diet, higher fruit and vegetable intake, more physical and less sedentary activity." Reference

1. Ghai N, Van Den Eeden S, Jacobsen S, Ahmed A, Quinn V. PS1-02: Health Behaviors in Asian-Indian and White, Non-Hispanic Vegetarian Males in the California Men’s Health Study (CMHS). Clin Med Res. 2012 Aug;10(3):144. | link

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