The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Lori Jones, MPH, MS, RD, LD, was quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on a study that found black vegetarians are healthier than their meat-eating counterparts. The study, by Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. Looked at more than 26,000 black Seventh-day Adventists ranging from strict vegetarians to meat eaters. Jones, Instructor and Coordinator of the Master’s Program in Public Health Nutrition, told the Post-Dispatch that she was not* surprised by the findings but is eager to see more investigation because studies including diversity between women and ethnic groups have just started within the last 10 to 15 years.
See the original article at stltoday.com.
This story was also picked up by the San Angelo Standard-Times, The Hamilton Spectator, NewsOK, The Macon Telegraph, The News Observer, the Bradenton Herald, the Lansing State Journal and the Chicago Tribune.
*Jones was misquoted in the original story which stated that she was surprised by the study.