This thesis describes a comparative study of 82 vegetarian and 21 non-vegetarian Seventh-day Adventist females ages 25 to 65 to discover if there is a possible correlation between diet and weight. The subjects were chosen by random sampling in the specified target population and were personally interviewed by the use of a questionnaire.
The general linear hypothesis analysis shewed that present age and relative weight at age 25 were significant in terms of present relative weight; however, physical activity and socioeconomic stratum were not significant. Diet, defined as vegetarian or non-vegetarian, was only marginally significant.
Conclusions of this study are that weight at age 25 and present age are important associated factors in present weight.
Irma B. Vyhmeister
Roland L. Phillips
Grenith J. Zimmerman
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Van Camp Darnell, Charlotte Ann, "Obesity and Vegetarianism in Seventh-day Adventist Women" (1975). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1523.
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