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Nutrition

2008

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The Effects Of A Vegetarian Diet On Iron Status In Female Students, Kimberly G. Englehardt Aug 2008

The Effects Of A Vegetarian Diet On Iron Status In Female Students, Kimberly G. Englehardt

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Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disease worldwide (Mahan & Escott-Stump, 2004). Iron deficiency anemia is of major concern especially in women of child bearing age and those who follow a vegetarian diet. The objective of this study was to compare the nutrient and hematological values related to iron status in female university students following a vegetarian versus following a nonvegetarian diet. This study took a cross sectional analysis of 39 female students at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly State University) in San Luis Obispo, CA. Of the participants 19 were following a vegetarian diet and 20 ...