A joint Australian-Vietnamese study of links between the bones and diet of more than 2,700 people found that vegetarians had bones five percent less dense than meat-eaters, said lead researcher Tuan Nguyen.
The issue was most pronounced in vegans, who excluded all animal products from their diet and whose bones were six percent weaker, Nguyen said.
The report does say that vegetarians that eat eggs and dairy products do not have a a significant difference in bone density when compared to meat eaters.
Calcium and vitamin D are two things that are required for healthy bones. Milk is an excellent source of calcium and egg yolks has vitamin D.