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Dietary and hormonal interrelationships among vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists and nonvegetarian men.
Am J Clin Nutr 1985; 42(1):127-34AJ

Abstract

The relationship between dietary nutrients and plasma testosterone, 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone, estradiol-17 beta, luteinizing hormone, and prolactin levels was investigated in 12 Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) vegetarian (SV), 10 SDA nonvegetarian (SNV), and 8 non-SDA nonvegetarian (NV) men. Fasting blood samples and 3-day dietary intake information were obtained from each subject. The SV subjects consumed significantly more crude and dietary fiber than the SNV and NV subjects, respectively. Plasma levels of testosterone and estradiol-17 beta were significantly lower in the SV than in the omnivores. Additionally, the plasma levels of testosterone and estradiol-17 beta of the combined groups (SV, SNV, and NV) revealed a significant negative relationship with their crude and dietary fiber intakes. These subjects hormonal milieu was related to specific dietary constituents, possibly leading to a decreased plasma concentration of androgen and estrogen in vegetarians. Implications include the possible modification of prostate cancer risk through dietary intervention.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

4014062

Citation

Howie, B J., and T D. Shultz. "Dietary and Hormonal Interrelationships Among Vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists and Nonvegetarian Men." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 42, no. 1, 1985, pp. 127-34.
Howie BJ, Shultz TD. Dietary and hormonal interrelationships among vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists and nonvegetarian men. Am J Clin Nutr. 1985;42(1):127-34.
Howie, B. J., & Shultz, T. D. (1985). Dietary and hormonal interrelationships among vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists and nonvegetarian men. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 42(1), pp. 127-34.
Howie BJ, Shultz TD. Dietary and Hormonal Interrelationships Among Vegetarian Seventh-Day Adventists and Nonvegetarian Men. Am J Clin Nutr. 1985;42(1):127-34. PubMed PMID: 4014062.
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