Eating Disorders in Teenage Vegetarians: Cause for Concern?

Perry, C.L.; McGuire, M.T.; Mangels, Reed
June 2002
Vegetarian Journal;2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p25
Reports on a study done by the University of Minnesota conducted in 2002 which suggests that teenage vegetarians are more likely to have eating disorders than non-vegetarians. Percentage of students of the survey sample who were vegetarians; Reason given by the students for following a vegetarian or partial vegetarian diet.


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