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  1. larryarnold
    larryarnold October 10, 2017 9:31 am

    In fact, the researchers found that moms who avoided meat were (contrary, perhaps, to stereotype) not more permissive but more protective, keeping an eagle eye on their kids.
    How is it a surprise that moms who restrict their own diet are more restrictive of their kid’s diet, and also more restrictive of their kid’s other behaviors?

    That should decrease the kids’ risk of substance abuse, yet these were the mothers whose teens were more likely to smoke and drink.
    How is it a surprise that kids who aren’t allowed to make their own decisions while young, don’t learn how to make good decisions as teens?

    P.S. There’s no such thing as a human vegetarian. There are people who choose to restrict their diet to vegetables, but physically they are still omnivores.

  2. ExpatNJ
    ExpatNJ October 10, 2017 11:41 am

    For first half of life (~40yrs), vegetarians/vegans have statistically greater longevity, because of less saturated fat / cholesterol they consume. Their health can deteriorate after that, because their diet lacks Carnosine and Vitamins B6/12. Carnosine – found only in animal products – helps prevent Glycation, which is cellular damage from blood sugar. B6/B12 help lower Homocysteine, which damages arterial walls, promoting atherosclerosis and heart disease.

    Can lack of these (and, possibly, other) nutrients in-utero impact future life choices as mentioned in the article?

    Source: Life Extension Foundation (, a 501c3 specializing in health-promoting research.

    [NOTE: This is not – nor intended to be – medical advice. I am NOT a nutritionist nor dietician. I am NOT a licensed Physician, nor do I play one on TV. This information is presented in good faith, based on generally recognized and accepted Scientific practices. Caveat Emptor.]

  3. ellendra
    ellendra October 10, 2017 2:25 pm

    Vegan diets also tend to be short on choline, which is essential for brain function. It’s most concentrated in eggs, so vegetarian diets that allow eggs and dairy are probably ok, assuming they eat enough of them. But not vegan.

  4. Jim Brook
    Jim Brook October 10, 2017 2:36 pm

    Vegetarianism is a very natural, healthy diet. You just need to supplement with tablets from the drug store, like people have done for thousands of years. Yes, very natural. Without that supplementation, you are likely to develop neurologic disorders, such as tremors, imbalance, peripheral neuropathy, and even early dementia.

  5. Claire
    Claire October 10, 2017 3:04 pm

    “You just need to supplement with tablets from the drug store, like people have done for thousands of years.”


  6. Jim B.
    Jim B. October 10, 2017 7:26 pm

    While I don’t have links to the story, I’ve read, a few months back, that a baby died due to the parents feeding him a vegan diet. Such as Almond Milk. Even I know that babies benefit from a high fat diet due to the fact they grow so fast at that stage of life. Why real milk, regardless of source is so important. (Please don’t go there.)

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