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Height, age at menarche, body weight and body mass index in life-long vegetarians

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Objective: We investigated whether life-long adherence to a vegetarian diet is associated with adult height, age at menarche, adult body weight and body mass index (BMI), used as indicators of growth, development and obesity, in a large sample of adults. Design: This was a cross-sectional study. Anthropometric data and information on age, ethnicity, education, age at menarche and age at becoming a vegetarian were obtained through a questionnaire. Self-reported height and weight were calibrate...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1079/PHN2005730

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Cancer Research UK"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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"University of Oxford", "Cancer Research UK"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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"University of Oxford", "Cancer Research UK"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Medicine,Nuffield Department of - Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Public Health Nutrition Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
7
Pages:
870-875
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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1475-2727
ISSN:
1368-9800
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uuid:d87b3690-bb44-4374-a9cc-94aea7adc95d
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ora:4445
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English
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