Beliefs and attitudes toward vegetarian lifestyle across generations.

Author(s): 

Pribis P, Pencak RC, Grajales T.

Year Published: 

2010

Journal: 

Nutrients

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Abstract: 

The objective of the study was to examine whether reasons to adopt vegetarian lifestyle differ significantly among generations. Using a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), we identified that 4% of the participants were vegans, 25% lacto-ovo-vegetarians, 4% pesco-vegetarians and 67% non-vegetarian. Younger people significantly agreed more with the moral reason and with the environmental reason. People ages 41-60 significantly agreed more with the health reason. There are significant differences across generations as to why people choose to live a vegetarian lifestyle.