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Plant-based dietary patterns and chronic disease risk in Australian women


Plant-based diet (PBD) patterns are gaining societal traction globally, due to ethical and sustainability concern and perceived healthfulness. Recent studies have shown lower risk of chronic diseases in individuals following PBD patterns such as vegetarian or vegan as well as improved management of cardiometabolic risk factors. Since it has been reported that women are more likely to follow PBDs than men, this project will investigate the dietary profile and nutritional adequacy of PBDs followed by Australian women including associated health concerns, overall health status and chronic disease risk from a representative sample of middle-aged Australian women.