April 21, 2024

Are Vegetarian Diets Healthy for Growing Kids? | Health

MONDAY, May 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids — though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a new study suggests.

The study, of nearly 9,000 young children, found that those on vegetarian diets were, on average, of similar weight and height as their peers who ate meat. They were also on par when it came to blood levels of iron and vitamin D — which could potentially be harder to get on a diet free of meat, fish and, sometimes, dairy products.


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