Vitamin B12 deficiency can be life-threatening.
Images thanks to Leonard John Matthew and Georges Charrières.
Vegan couple whose baby died of vitamin deficiency after being fed solely on breast milk. Uh, isn’t that what you’re supposed to feed babies? Yes, but if you’re not getting enough vitamin B12, then your baby’s not getting enough B12
Parents adopted lifestyle after watching TV programme about butchered cows, and ended up generating headlines like this: Vegans charged with death… neglect… and baby killing. Poll: did a vegan diet kill the baby. Why, yes it did. A non-B12 fortified vegan diet killed that little girl, and she’s not the first and if vegans don’t get their act together she will not be the last.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.
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Check out my blog post Vegan B12 Deficiency: Putting It into Perspective to put this terrible tragedy into context.
Tomorrow's video-of-the-day will address how commonly vegans in the United States place their infants at risk by failing to supplement their diet with vitamin B12 based on studies published recently in the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of the AMA.