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Plant-based diets risk ‘dumbing down’ the next generation, nutritionist warns

Plant-based diets risk ‘dumbing down’ the next generation, nutritionist warns

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A vegan diet may “dumb down” future kids, a nutritional expert has warned. Writing in the health journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, Dr. Emma Derbyshire says a plant-based diet lacks choline — a key nutrient for mental development. It is mainly found in beef, eggs, dairy, fish and chicken. According to Derbyshire, studies suggest low levels in pregnancy can harm the fetus and raise the child’s risk of memory and brainpower problems.
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