- Researchers investigated the effects of strength training on bone density in vegans.
- They found that vegans who engaged in a form of resistance training such as lifting weights had a similar bone density to omnivores who engaged in weight training.
- They recommend vegans include resistance training as a part of a plant-based lifestyle.
Veganism is a growing practice with the number of people following a vegan diet or lifestyle in the United States increasing from around 1% in 2014 to roughly 10% in 2022, as reported in Medical News Today (MNT)
However, in addition to its health benefits, research has also indicated a link between the vegan diet and a higher susceptibility to fractures and low bone mineral density.
Knowing how different forms of physical activity affect bone mineral density among vegans could help inform public health recommendations.