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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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1467

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113 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
591 tweeters
facebook
264 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages
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7 Google+ users
reddit
2 Redditors
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26 video uploaders

Citations

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576 Mendeley
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

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 4 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 557 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 137 24%
Student > Master 126 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 12%
Researcher 52 9%
Other 44 8%
Other 150 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 155 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 137 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 75 13%
Unspecified 65 11%
Psychology 19 3%
Other 125 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1467. 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 09 December 2018.
All research outputs
#1,287
of 12,280,746 outputs
Outputs from Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
#1
of 1,071 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89
of 337,821 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
#1
of 47 outputs
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