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Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, December 2016
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1437

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113 news outlets
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5 blogs
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551 tweeters
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264 Facebook pages
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5 Wikipedia pages
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5 Google+ users
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2 Redditors
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21 video uploaders

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Title
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets
Published in
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, December 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2016.09.025
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Authors

Vesanto Melina, Winston Craig, Susan Levin, Melina, Vesanto, Craig, Winston, Levin, Susan

Abstract

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage. Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity. Low intake of saturated fat and high intakes of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, soy products, nuts, and seeds (all rich in fiber and phytochemicals) are characteristics of vegetarian and vegan diets that produce lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and better serum glucose control. These factors contribute to reduction of chronic disease. Vegans need reliable sources of vitamin B-12, such as fortified foods or supplements.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 372 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 103 27%
Student > Master 85 22%
Other 34 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 9%
Researcher 32 8%
Other 98 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 103 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 103 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 13%
Unspecified 38 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 3%
Other 81 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1437. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 September 2018.
All research outputs
#1,247
of 11,808,768 outputs
Outputs from Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
#1
of 1,033 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89
of 326,155 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
#1
of 49 outputs
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