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Nutrition and Health - The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study

Peer-reviewed publication reporting a study that examined the correlation between health and eating habits.
Even though:
"..., no statements can be made whether the poorer health in vegetarians in our study is caused by their dietary habit or if they consume this form of diet due to their poorer health status. We cannot state whether a causal relationship exists, but describe ascertained associations."

but these associations appear still relevant:

"Our results revealed that a vegetarian diet is related to a lower BMI and less frequent alcohol consumption. Moreover, our results showed that a vegetarian diet is associated with poorer health (higher incidences of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), a higher need for health care, and poorer quality of life. Therefore, public health programs are needed in order to reduce the health risk due to nutritional factors."

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