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CAMPOS, Fagner Alfredo Ardisson Cirino; CHEAVEGATTI, Denise  and  DE MORA, Luiz Henrique. An assessment of anthropometric and hematological parameters and blood pressure in vegetarians. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.99-112. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: Evaluate the anthropometric indices, blood pressure levels and hematological analysis results vegetarian population of the municipality of Ji-Paraná, Rondônia. Method: This descriptive and quantitative cross-sectional study has a sample size of 65 vegetarians. Results: The results of this study showed that 61.6% of the sample was of normal weight, 69.2% had a waist circumference within normal parameters, 92.3% had normal blood pressure levels and 26.2% were classified as anemic. More than 60% of the vegetarians in this study evidenced normal plasma calcium and cholesterol levels (total and LDL). Normal levels were also observed in relation to triglycerides (81.4%), glucose (96.9%), total proteins (93.9%) and albumin (100%). Conclusion: The conclusion of the study states that a diverse vegetarian diet can provide health benefits for humans.

Keywords : Vegetarian diet; Vegetarianism; Nutritional disorders; Nutrition assessment; Vulnerable populations.

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