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Thread: Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with weaker bones

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    Children on trendy vegan diets are 1.2 inches SHORTER on average, with weaker bones

    I get it. If I had known 40 years ago that I could keep my children small, weak and frail, so I still could physically menace them when I'm old and doddering, I'd have been all-in for raising them on tofu and bean sprouts.

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

    * 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

    By Eleanor Hayward For The Daily Mail and Shivali Best For Mailonline

    Published: 15:56 BST, 3 June 2021 | Updated: 16:09 BST, 3 June 2021

    Putting your children on a trendy vegan diet makes them grow up short and with weaker bones, a study has found.

    Researchers found that children aged five to ten who eat plant-based diets are on average three centimetres shorter than those who eat meat.

    Their bones were also smaller and less strong, putting the children at risk of fractures or osteoporosis in later life.

    The study, by University College London's Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, said parents must be aware of the risks of vegan diets....

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    Parents likely had little to no knowledge of putting together a diet that satisfied all nutritional requirements. Personally have taught dozens of teens who are vegan and never saw difficulties. All you need is a little nutrition training (plenty of simplified books) and all is fine.

    This dude is vegan (and natty).

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    My wife wrote a grant while we were in India to study what effect a vegetarian (not vegan) diet that is fairly poor in variety had on the body as people grew up. As this grant, by itself (never funded mind you) made news she started getting hate mail and calls from Hindu nationalists because she was “attacking” their religion. All the grant wanted to find out was if vegetarians needed to be extra mindful of how they eat, not eating meat, nothing else. Got be be careful what questions one asks depending on where one lives sometimes.
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    Yeah but maybe they live longer. Who cares, people should just do what makes them happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    Yeah but maybe they live longer. Who cares, people should just do what makes them happy.
    I agree with you on that test.

    Although I can't understand how eating a vegan diet could make anybody happy, I say to each thier own.

    That being said, I do believe the research is important regarding the health and development of children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    Yeah but maybe they live longer. Who cares, people should just do what makes them happy.
    I simply don’t see people doing something other than wanting to live longer imo. Seriously, like someone would sacrifice their health to be larger or happy? Utterly preposterous.

    Regarding the article, take additional calcium supplements & eat a more rounded vegan diet, “problem” solved. The parents should be questioned for being neglectful by the kid’s physician for not doing that in the first place. Of course, the same could be said for a good chunk of parents here, whose kids have pre diabetes or already have a head start on cardiovascular disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wango;7552923[B
    ]I simply don’t see people doing something other than wanting to live longer imo[/B]. Seriously, like someone would sacrifice their health to be larger or happy? Utterly preposterous.

    Regarding the article, take additional calcium supplements & eat a more rounded vegan diet, “problem” solved. The parents should be questioned for being neglectful by the kid’s physician for not doing that in the first place. Of course, the same could be said for a good chunk of parents here, whose kids have pre diabetes or already have a head start on cardiovascular disease.

    Well, we're all here because we use drugs that make us feel better. But shortens our lifespans.

    So there's that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughinn View Post
    Well, we're all here because we use drugs that make us feel better. But shortens our lifespans.

    So there's that.
    Dude, I was trying to be sarcastic, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughinn View Post
    Well, we're all here because we use drugs that make us feel better. But shortens our lifespans.

    So there's that.
    Yeah but doctors are starting to realise that the ideal death is to suddenly drop dead.

    Doctors are now saying that they're not so much interested in prolonging life -- but rather prolonging the part of our life we can actually enjoy. There's fuck all point in adding 3 years to your life if those 3 years are spent in a care home where you have somebody help you go to the toilet, while you've difficult remembering your children's names.

    Blast and cruise might lead us to the ideal human death. Get a good 60 - 70 years and suddenly drop dead from a cardiac event without ever having stepped foot in a care home. Maybe in two or three hundred years' time, doctors will promote this lifestyle choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hughinn View Post
    Well, we're all here because we use drugs that make us feel better. But shortens our lifespans.

    So there's that.
    There's a big difference between us, grown adults, taking gear that may shorten our lives for the thrill of some muscle and kids who don't know any better being fed a diet by their parents that stunts their growth and gives them a lifetime of weak bones. We chose our lifestyle, they didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    There's a big difference between us, grown adults, taking gear that may shorten our lives for the thrill of some muscle and kids who don't know any better being fed a diet by their parents that stunts their growth and gives them a lifetime of weak bones. We chose our lifestyle, they didn't.
    Shoving vegan food in their mouth while constantly reminding them that having a penis doesn't necessarily make you a boy.

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