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Replacement of meat and dairy by plant-derived foods: estimated effects on land use, iron and SFA intakes in young Dutch adult females

26 March 2013

Reduction in the current high levels of meat and dairy consumption may contribute to environmental as well as human health. Since meat is a major source of Fe, effects on Fe intake need to be evaluated, especially in groups vulnerable to negative Fe status. In the present study we evaluated the effects of replacing meat and dairy foods with plant-based products on environmental sustainability (land requirement) and health (SFA and Fe intakes) in women.

These are conclusions published in an article in Public Health Nutrition, Februar 2013. One of the co-authors is associate professor Sanderine Nonhebel of the Center for Energy and Environmental Sciences IVEM, University of Groningen. She provided the data about the environmental sustainability consequences of the diet.

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- Dr.ir. Sanderine Nonhebel, Center for Energy and Environmental Sciences IVEM , University of Groningen, e-mail s.nonhebel@rug.nl

- Reference: Replacement of meat and dairy by plant-derived foods: estimated effects on land use, iron and SFA intakes in young Dutch adult females. Temme EH, van der Voet H, Thissen JT, Verkaik-Kloosterman J, van Donkersgoed G, Nonhebel S.; Public Health Nutr. 2013 Feb 21:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

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