Exercise capacity of vegan, lacto-ovo-vegetarian and omnivorous recreational runners

Year Published: 2019


J Int Soc Sports Nutr


Nebl J, Haufe S, Eigendorf J, Wasserfurth P, Tegtbur U, Hahn A


This cross-sectional study compared exercise capacity of runners on vegetarian, vegan, or omnivorous diet. As a plant-based protein, peanuts play an important role in many plant-based diets.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that runners on a plant-based diet did not show differences in exercise capacity. Authors conclude that "a vegan diet can be a suitable alternative for ambitious recreational runners."