KIDS ‘FAC­ING VE­GAN PERIL’

Daily Star - - SPICED GAMMON IN CIDER -

A VE­GAN diet can lead to health prob­lems in­clud­ing epilepsy and devel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders in chil­dren, a med­i­cal ex­pert has warned.

Dr Al­lan Lund, chief physi­cian at a cen­tre in Copen­hagen, said re­mov­ing meat, eggs and dairy prod­ucts from small chil­dren’s diet may have “se­vere con­se­quences”.

He said sev­eral chil­dren on ve­gan di­ets had been treated at the med­i­cal cen­tre. He added: “Such a diet may in­volve de­vel­op­ing dif­fer­ent brain symp­toms – with mus­cle weak­ness, poor con­tact and epilepsy. And, in the long term, pos­si­bly men­tal re­tar­da­tion.”

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