In Germany, 1.45 million people currently describe themselves as vegans and the number is constantly increasing. Diet is controversial, with previous studies finding that vegans have lower bone density and may therefore be more prone to fractures.
But vegan bone density can be influenced, according to a new study.
Austrian researchers observed the bone microarchitecture of 88 subjects in a five-year study. The relationship between diet, physical activity and bone microarchitecture was examined.
Of the subjects 43 normal weight female and male subjects on a vegan diet and 45 normal weight omnivores (people who eat everything).