Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Am J Clin Nutr

Authors

Aggarwal A, Drewnowski A

Methods

"The aim of this study was to characterize the sociodemographic drivers of plant-based protein diet consumption, and to study these in relation to diet quality and cost."

Key Findings

High intakes of plant-based diets were associated with significantly higher diet quality, with minimal impact on higher diet costs. Authors conclude that "plant-based protein diets may be a cost-effective way to improve diet quality at all levels of income."