Why are some vegans eating so much cheese?
The American Dietetic Association has released a study that suggests the prevalence of dairy consumption among vegans is at an all-time high, and it’s probably the biggest problem facing the group.
According to the study, more than half of vegans surveyed were eating more than 1.4 servings of dairy per day, with nearly 40 percent of those who reported that they had never eaten dairy said they were eating an average of 6.6 servings per day.
The highest amount was among those who had eaten more than 6.8 servings per week.
According a spokesperson for the American Dietetics Association, the study found that about half of respondents were consuming dairy products at least once a day.
Some of the dairy products were fortified with vitamin D, and other dairy products contained milk and other products that had been fortified with calcium.
People who have never eaten cheese were found to be the most likely to eat cheese, according to the survey.
People with allergies were also more likely to consume dairy products.
The average person who said they had a lactose intolerance was eating an unhealthy amount of dairy products, according the study.
People eating cheese were also less likely to exercise, as were those who consumed cheese more than once a week.
The researchers found that more than 10 percent of people surveyed reported eating dairy products more than twice a week, while the average person was eating more once a month.
About half of those surveyed said they would be willing to give up eating cheese if they could just eat less cheese, as well as 10 percent who said the consumption of cheese would be unhealthy and 12 percent who reported they were concerned about the amount of cheese in their diet.
Researchers also found that people with allergies to dairy products had higher rates of heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
“The data suggests that people who eat dairy products frequently have a higher risk of heart and stroke, stroke and diabetes,” Dr. Katherine Johnson, the director of the Center for Health and Wellness at the University of Minnesota, told ABC News.
Dr. Johnson also said that a lack of dairy was also associated with a higher incidence of asthma, which can cause inflammation in the lungs and contribute to heart disease.
“We need to be more sensitive to dairy and the impact of dairy on our health,” Dr Johnson told ABCNews.
“It’s one of the most important foods we eat every day.”
The study also found a link between dairy consumption and obesity.
According the study data, people who reported consuming at least 1.6 ounces of milk per day were more likely than those who did not to be obese, and people who consumed dairy products daily were also slightly more likely not to have been obese than those that did not.