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Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2007;58(1):23-7.

[The effect of vegetarian diet on selected biochemical and blood morphology parameters].

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Zespół Oceny Zywności i Zywienia, Akademia Morska w Gdyni, 81-225 Gdynia.


The objective was to examine whether vegetarian diet influence biochemical parameters of blood and plasma urea in selective vegetarian group. The investigation covered 41 subject, 22 of them had been applying vegetarian diet and 19 were omnivorous. The study shows statistically significant lower values of white blood cells, % and amounts of neutrocytes and insignificant lower level of red blood cells, hemoglobine, hematocrit and platelet in vegetarian group. Significant lower plasma urea level was observed in that group. These changes indicate that high quality deficiency protein was due to vegetarian diet.

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