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Study on the Health of Vegans, Vegetarians and Flexitarians

A team of students from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) is looking for volunteers who have chosen a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian lifestyle for a long-term study by the Institute of Nutritional Sciences. The aim of the study is to detect nutritional deficiencies at an early stage and to prevent them.

The NuEva (Nutritional Evaluation) study will be launched in June and will focus mainly on possible nutrient deficiencies due to the absence of certain food groups.

“The aim of the study is to identify the critical nutrients for each subject in order to develop individual strategies that ensure an adequate supply of all nutrients,” explains Christine Dawczynski.

The test subjects will first undergo various screenings and health checks. Subsequently, the study team will develop practical nutrition strategies in the form of nutrient-optimized daily menu plans for each diet. Every three months, participants will receive new menu plans, recipes and nutritional recommendations. At the same time, blood samples will be taken with further health checks, and a cardiovascular risk profile will be drawn up.

The study will run for a period of 12 months (optionally 24 months), and participants will be rewarded with an expense allowance of 200 euros each upon successful completion. Interested test subjects can contact:

at the Study Centre of the Institute of Nutritional Sciences, Dornburger Straße 27/29, 07743 Jena.


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