American Vegans Placing Babies at Risk

American Vegans Placing Babies at Risk
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Vitamin B12 is an imperative for those eating vegetarian and vegan diets, especially during pregnancy and infancy.

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Surely, this kind of tragic neglect couldn’t happen here in the United States. Journal of Pediatrics last year, based on a CDC survey across a dozen states, vegan mother-induced B12 deficiency occurs in about one in every half-million live births in the United States. About four million babies are born annually, so American vegans put the health of eight infants at risk every year.

A follow-up study this year, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, testing 364,000 babies, suggests the number of infants placed at risk by vegan moms in the United States may instead be as high as 20 every year.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Surely, this kind of tragic neglect couldn’t happen here in the United States. Journal of Pediatrics last year, based on a CDC survey across a dozen states, vegan mother-induced B12 deficiency occurs in about one in every half-million live births in the United States. About four million babies are born annually, so American vegans put the health of eight infants at risk every year.

A follow-up study this year, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, testing 364,000 babies, suggests the number of infants placed at risk by vegan moms in the United States may instead be as high as 20 every year.

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Image thanks to CarbonNYC via flickr

Nota del Doctor

For more on vitamin B12, check out these videos:
Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health
Daily Source of Vitamin B12
Safest Source of B12
New Vitamin B12 Test

To put these terrible tragedies into context, check out my blog posts: Vegan B12 Deficiency: putting It into perspective and Head Shrinking from Grilling Meat.

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