01 January 2006

Vegan Diets for Kids Pose Risks

This is old news, but it is news to me and has been the subject of uninformed discussion in my household from time to time. It turns out that there are serious risks associated with vegan diets for children if not properly supplemented. The biggest concern is a deficiency of Vitamin B-12. This can lead to poor motor skills development and a variety of subtle mental problems including poor spatial relations abilities and a poor attention span.

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