The bone mineral density of vegans compared to omnivores.
A leading stroke expert ruffles a few feathers.
But if we don’t drink milk what happens to our bones? Well, a study published this year answered that question, comparing the bone mineral density of long term vegans to omnivores.
Buddhist nuns, vegan for up to 72 years, versus same age, same height, same weight, same exercise omnivorous women, who because of their dairy consumption ended up getting about twice as much calcium per day as the vegans. Who had stronger bones? Three choices: Vegan stronger, omni stronger, or both the same?
Despite the vastly different calcium intake same bone mineral density.
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Alkaline Diets, Animal Protein, & Calcium Loss
Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation
Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on dairy, omnivores, and vegans. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!
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