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Nutrients. 2010 May;2(5):523-31. doi: 10.3390/nu2050523. Epub 2010 May 17.

Beliefs and attitudes toward vegetarian lifestyle across generations.

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Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0210, USA. pribis@andrews.edu

Abstract

The objective of the study was to examine whether reasons to adopt vegetarian lifestyle differ significantly among generations. Using a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), we identified that 4% of the participants were vegans, 25% lacto-ovo-vegetarians, 4% pesco-vegetarians and 67% non-vegetarian. Younger people significantly agreed more with the moral reason and with the environmental reason. People ages 41-60 significantly agreed more with the health reason. There are significant differences across generations as to why people choose to live a vegetarian lifestyle.

KEYWORDS:

Adventists; attitude; beliefs; dietary patterns; vegetarian diets; vegetarians

PMID:
22254039
PMCID:
PMC3257659
DOI:
10.3390/nu2050523
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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