Adolesc Med. 1992 Oct; 3(3): 417-438.
The Vegetarian Adolescent.
Loma Linda University, School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda, California, USA.
Ecologic and philosophic as well as health concerns have led to an increasing number of adolescent vegetarians. The various types of vegetarianism differ substantially in dietary composition. Benefits of the vegetarian diet must be balanced by careful attention to ensuring adequate intake of protein and amino acids as well as certain vitamins and minerals that tend to be less available in plant foods.