Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with smaller and weaker bones, study warns

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Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with smaller and weaker bones, study warns

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Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with smaller and weaker bones, study warns
• The study involved 187 healthy five to ten-year-olds, including 52 vegans

•Vegan children averaged 1.2in shorter and had 4-6% lower bone mineral content

•They were also 3 times more likely to be deficient in vitamin B-12 than omnivores

ARE VEGAN DIETS SAFE FOR BABIES?

Around 3.5million people living in the UK are vegan – the equivalent of around seven per cent of the population, according to estimates.

And, as the diet has surged in popularity, more mothers are choosing to make their baby a vegan.

The NHS says babies and young children on a vegetarian or vegan diet can get the energy and most of the nutrients they need to grow and develop.

However, the plant-based diet is known to be low in key nutrients for babies, such as vitamin B12 - found milk and eggs, iron, calcium and zinc.

A vitamin B12 deficiency is a rare and treatable cause of failure to thrive and delayed development in infants, researchers wrote in the journal Pediatrics.

It can also lead to malnutrition and ‘irreversible damage’ to their nervous systems, experts at University College London once concluded.


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Re: Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with smaller and weaker bones, study warns

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Oh here we go...., daily mail isn’t a good source m8. Also that control group if it’s even to be believed is garbage.
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