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Hybrid Health Education In-depth Study Topic

Kira Bunkholt Veganism

DECISION INFLUENCES CHART - Use the sample chart for your reference.

Directions: Use specific quotes or facts to explain how these areas can influence a
persons opinion, either positively or negatively, regarding your topic. B
e sure to
parenthetically cite each must . find 2 cited facts per section on this chart.

Influences Examples

Media (magazines, newspapers, billboards, Vegan diet and its products have
gained traction through social
Advertising, TV, radio, videos, films, media (Vegan is going Mainstream,
promotions, coupons, etc.) trend data suggests)
Vegan and Coca Cola are competing
for space for who is getting the
most social media messages and
marketing (Vegan is going
Mainstream, trend data suggests)
Research shows that Vegan and
Vegetarian related content were
mentioned 4.3 million times in 90
days compared to Coca Colas 4.1
million (Vegan is going Mainstream,
trend data suggests)
In a 2009 study by the American
Diabetes Association of diet
Technological/Medical Advances groups, researchers found that the
only group that stayed within the
(computer, research studies, new medicines boundaries of a healthy weight was
or procedures, etc.) the vegan group (Barnard,Webb pg,
In a 1987 study done by Thorogood
et al the incidence of heart disease
is estimated to be 57% lower in
lifelong vegans (Davis, Melina pg.20)

Religious Motivations
A major upheaval around the 6th
Interpersonal Communications century BC in India deeply affected
Hinduism. This led to the formation
(family, friends, peers, co-workers, of the Buddhist and the Jain
teachers, etc.) religionsboth of which put
increased emphasis on the sanctity
of all life, including animal life.
(Davidson pg. 114)
Jains are decidedly ascetic. Their
vegetarianism arises from the
necessity of purifying the soul of
its attachments to and
contamination from matter.
(Davidson pg. 118)
Family Members Influence Others
Some individuals may adopt
vegetarian life-styles in order to
emulate those they admire.
Vegetarians may be viewed as more
health-conscious, self-disciplined,
attractive, and empathetic than
nonvegetarians (Beardsworth & Keil,
1992). Thus, they may serve as a
form of aspirational reference
group for some individuals
(Lindquist pg 7)
Diets that do not include fish,
eggs, or sea vegetables (seaweeds)
Immediate Risks generally lack the long-chain n3
fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA; 20:5n3) and
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA;
22:6n3), which are important for
cardiovascular health as well as eye
and brain functions. (Health
Effects of Vegan Diet)
Heme iron absorption is
substantially higher than non-heme
iron from plant foods. --Iron
deficiency anemia is a concern.
(Health Effects of Vegan Diet)

Osteoporosis is a concern for

vegans because they tend to take in
Long-Term Risks a lower amount of vitamin D and
calcium that the recommended daily
intake but results are inconclusive
as to if they are more at risk than
non-vegans (Health Effects of
Vegan Diet)
Compared with lactoovovegetarians
and omnivores, vegans typically have
lower plasma vitamin B-12
concentrations, higher prevalence
of vitamin B-12 deficiency, and
higher concentrations of plasma
homocysteine. Elevated
homocysteine has been considered a
risk factor for CVD and
osteoporotic bone fractures
(Health Effects of Vegan Diet)

The Get Healthy Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb
Becoming Vegan Book

Lindquist, Anna, "Beyond Hippies and Rabbit Food: The Social Effects of Vegetarianism and
Veganism" (2013). Sociology & Anthropology Theses. Paper 3.