Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

VE­GANS! Maybe you should slap some ba­con on that av­o­cado, lentil and pomegranate smash.

That’s the view of sev­eral doc­tors who be­lieve ve­g­an­ism is lead­ing to a rise in mal­nu­tri­tion across wealthy coun­tries.

The term “hid­den hunger” is used to de­scribe a per­son’s lack of vi­ta­mins and min­er­als re­sult­ing from poor qual­ity food, an is­sue that gen­er­ally plagues the pop­u­la­tion of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

How­ever, some ex­perts are now sug­gest­ing the phe­nom­e­non is a grow­ing pub­lic health con­cern in de­vel­oped coun­tries be­cause of the growth of veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan di­ets.

The is­sue is not the di­ets them­selves, claim the med­i­cal ex­perts in an ar­ti­cle pub­lished on The Con­ver­sa­tion, rather it’s the way the di­ets are ex­e­cuted by a por­tion of peo­ple that leave them de­void of crit­i­cal nu­tri­ents.

HAS any­body ever con­sid­ered that an adrenaline rush un­der­taken at sev­eral thou­sand feet might be the se­cret to longevity?

Un­usual logic we con­cede, how­ever given an Aussie woman has be­come the world’s old­est sky­diver at 102, we’re will­ing to draw some spu­ri­ous med­i­cal con­clu­sions on this one.

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