by Emily Vontom, Published November 07, 2011
Vegetarians have always been told that their diets lack important nutrients. However, new research from recent Eastern Michigan University graduate Bonnie Farmer dispels those myths.
Farmer's research, which was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, examined vegetarian diets and weight management. She analyzed data from the Center for Disease Control's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2004) that involved 13,292 adults aged 19 and older.
Her findings were surprising. Farmer found that:
Farmer is currently a registered dietician for PlantWise Nutrition Consulting in Plainwell, Mich. Other researchers included Brian T. Larson, PhD, Victor L. Fulgoni III, PhD. and Eastern professors Alice J. Rainville, PhD. and George U. Liepa, PhD.
Farmer's article, A Vegetarian Dietary Pattern as a Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management: As Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004 appeared in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.