A new study has analyzed data from 55,000 people – of which around 2,000 reported to be vegans – and discovered that those who did not eat meat were 43 percent more likely to be vulnerable to broken bones.
Those who were in the study were watched for 18 years. And during that time, there were 3,941 fractures overall, with hip fractures being the most common, which vegans were 2.3 times more likely to get compared to their carnivorous co-participants.
The results of the study were published in the BMC Medicine journal, where head researcher Dr Tammy Tong said: “We discovered that vegans had more fractures, with almost 20 more cases per 1,000 participants over a 10-year time frame when compared to those who were not vegan.”
In addition to vegans being more at risk for hip fractures, the researchers also found that vegans were more likely to break legs, and get other common breaks like collar, arm, bone, ribs and wrist breaks.
Author: Scott Dowdy