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The COPLANT study:
Plant-based nutrition in the focus of science

Interest in vegan and vegetarian nutrition is growing - especially among younger people. However, there is hardly any scientifically reliable data on the effects of today's plant-based diets on the body. The COPLANT study aims to close data gaps and provide scientifically based dietary recommendations for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. COPLANT (COhort on PLANT-based diets) is the largest study on plant-based nutrition in the German-speaking world to date - a project of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the Max Rubner Institute (MRI), the Research Institute for Plant-based Nutrition (IFPE) and the Universities of Jena, Bonn, Heidelberg, Regensburg and Vienna. The Thünen Institute is involved in the topic of sustainability. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture (BMEL). Together with its partners, the BfR is looking for around 6,000 people between the ages of 18 and 69 who would like to take part.


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How do vegan and vegetarian diets affect health?

Largest study on plant-based nutrition in German-speaking countries begins.


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How does a vegan or vegetarian diet affect health?

The pilot study for the COPLANT study started at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and other study centres at the beginning of December. This will lay the foundation for the largest study to date on plant-based diets in the German-speaking world. 



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