Plant-Based Diets Are Associated With Lower Adiposity Levels Among Hispanic/Latino Adults in the Adventist Multi-Ethnic Nutrition (AMEN) Study

Year Published: 2019


Front Nutr


Pramil N. Singh, Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Wendy Shih,2 Nancy Collado, Lap T. Le, Krystal Silguero, Dennys Estevez, Michael Jordan, Hector Flores, David E. Hayes-Bautista, and William J. McCarthy


This cross-sectional study of 74 participants examined whether a plant-based diet is associated with lower adiposity among a Hispanic/Latino Seventh-day Adventist population.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Vegetarian diets, including vegan, lacto-ovo, and pesco-vegetarian, were associated with significantly lower BMI, waist circumference, and fat mass, compared to non-vegetarian diets. Authors conclude that "plant-based eating as practiced by US-based Hispanic/Latino Seventh-day Adventists is associated with BMI in the recommended range.