Comparison of Major Protein-Source Foods and Other Food Groups in Meat-Eaters and Non-Meat-Eaters in the EPIC-Oxford Cohort

Year Published: 2019




Papier K, Tong TY, Appleby PN, Bradbury KE, Fensom GK, Knuppel A, Perez-Cornago A, Schmidt JA, Travis RC, Key TJ


This study utilized data from 30,239 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Oxford Study. Researchers looked at the major differences in protein sources between meat consumers and non-meat consumers.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Compared with meat consumers, participants who consumed little to no meat also ate higher amounts of nuts, seeds, legumes, pulses, and soy. They also consumed more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and less fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages.