Study Marks Growing Vegetarian Trend
Describes the American Dietetic Association report that estimates 2.5% of the US population consistently follows a vegetarian diet.
20-25% of US adults report that they usually or sometimes maintain a vegetarian diet.
The research estimates 2.5% of the US adult population consistently follows a vegetarian diet.
This research presents this as evidence of a growing trend toward vegetarian diets.
Other studies show that vegetarians are slimmer than non-vegetarians, with two-thirds of Americans currently overweight or obese, and have lower rates of death from heart disease.
Vegetarians also showed lower blood-cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer.