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Antioxidant status in vegetarians versus omnivores.
Nutrition 2000; 16(2):111-9N

Abstract

Every day, vegetarians consume many carbohydrate-rich plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, cereals, pulses, and nuts. As a consequence, their diet contains more antioxidant vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene) and copper than that of omnivores. Intake of zinc is generally comparable to that by omnivores. However, the bioavailability of zinc in vegetarian diets is generally lower than that of omnivores. Dietary intake of selenium is variable in both groups and depends on the selenium content of the soil. Measurements of antioxidant body levels in vegetarians show that a vegetarian diet maintains higher antioxidant vitamin status (vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene) but variable antioxidant trace element status as compared with an omnivorous diet. To evaluate the antioxidative potential of a vegetarian diet versus an omnivorous diet, more studies are needed in which the total antioxidant capacity is determined rather than the status of a single antioxidant nutrient.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Teacher Education, University of Joensuu, Savonlinna, Finland. Anna-Liisa.Rauma@joensuu.fiNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10696634

Citation

Rauma, A L., and H Mykkänen. "Antioxidant Status in Vegetarians Versus Omnivores." Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), vol. 16, no. 2, 2000, pp. 111-9.
Rauma AL, Mykkänen H. Antioxidant status in vegetarians versus omnivores. Nutrition. 2000;16(2):111-9.
Rauma, A. L., & Mykkänen, H. (2000). Antioxidant status in vegetarians versus omnivores. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 16(2), pp. 111-9.
Rauma AL, Mykkänen H. Antioxidant Status in Vegetarians Versus Omnivores. Nutrition. 2000;16(2):111-9. PubMed PMID: 10696634.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antioxidant status in vegetarians versus omnivores. AU - Rauma,A L, AU - Mykkänen,H, PY - 2000/3/4/pubmed PY - 2000/3/4/medline PY - 2000/3/4/entrez SP - 111 EP - 9 JF - Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.) JO - Nutrition VL - 16 IS - 2 N2 - Every day, vegetarians consume many carbohydrate-rich plant foods such as fruits and vegetables, cereals, pulses, and nuts. As a consequence, their diet contains more antioxidant vitamins (vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene) and copper than that of omnivores. Intake of zinc is generally comparable to that by omnivores. However, the bioavailability of zinc in vegetarian diets is generally lower than that of omnivores. Dietary intake of selenium is variable in both groups and depends on the selenium content of the soil. Measurements of antioxidant body levels in vegetarians show that a vegetarian diet maintains higher antioxidant vitamin status (vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene) but variable antioxidant trace element status as compared with an omnivorous diet. To evaluate the antioxidative potential of a vegetarian diet versus an omnivorous diet, more studies are needed in which the total antioxidant capacity is determined rather than the status of a single antioxidant nutrient. SN - 0899-9007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10696634/Antioxidant_status_in_vegetarians_versus_omnivores_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0899-9007(99)00267-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -