Are Vegan Diets Harmful to Infants

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UK research has found that children on a vegan diet are more likely to be shorter and have weaker bones than their meat-eating peers.

The study by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health in the UK and the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Poland compared infants on a vegan diet and those who were omnivores.

It found that vegan kids might have slightly lower levels of cholesterol and body fat – but on average they were three centimetres shorter, had weaker bones and were three times more likely to be B12 deficient.

To discuss this, Claire Insley media spokesperson for the Vegan Society New Zealand joined Kerre McIvor.

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