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New study promotes plant-based diets - Medical Journal of Australia Open
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 07:26:48 PM »
Meat and Livestock Australia has played down a new study which promotes plant-based diets.

The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia Open, says that a well-planned, plant based diet can meet the nutritional needs of all adults and children whatever their age.

Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton said the research supports her long term view that a meat based diet is not necessary to provide the protein and iron that growing bodies need. Meat and Livestock Australia Nutrition Marketing Manager, Veronique Droulez, said no plant food had the same nutrient profile as beef and lamb. “Therefore replacing their contribution to nutrient intake in a vegetarian diet requires careful planning and consideration of food preferences,” she said. Dr Stanton told ABC Radio that while she recommends moving towards a plant-based diet, she does not necessarily advocate removing all meat products.

"You always need a variety. Variety is important," she said. Roy Morgan research shows that there is no evidence that more Australians are leading a vegetarian lifestyle, with the figure remaining stable at 9pc.

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