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Chief physician Allan M. Lund at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen warns that vegan food can have severe consequences, such as epilepsy and ultimately developmental disorders.
In Denmark, there is now a debate about the suitability of an increasing number of families giving their children only vegan food. Critics are opposed to scrapping all animal products in small children’s diet.
The problem is that poor food, which for example requires the addition of vitamin B12, can have serious consequences for children. And as a result several children on a vegan diet have been treated at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
“Such a diet may involve developing different brain symptoms. With muscle weakness, poor contact and epilepsy. And in the long term mental retardation”, says chief physician Allan M. Lund to TV4.
According to Lund, one should not completely remove meat, eggs and dairy products from small children’s diet without first consulting with a dietician. In addition to developmental disorders, it can also cause nutritional deficiencies.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Life is short, so enjoy a thin slice of prime rib for Christmas dinner!
I say, "Life is short so eat what you want. You're going to die anyway."
originally posted by: Spacespider
I am danish and I believe this doctor suffers from mental retardation.
Perhaps he should eat less meat
The 7 month old weighed just 9.47 pounds when he died in 2014, which is half the size of the average baby his age..
..Both parents are both facing up to 18 months in prison for contributing to the death of their son.
Paramedics found Woyah's lifeless body on the floor of her parents' living room in May 2003 after her parents placed a frantic 911 call. The little girl's body was described as "emaciated" in a medical report, with ribs clearly visible through her stretched skin. An autopsy showed Woyah never learned to sit, stand or lift her head on her own. In the weeks before her death, she had trouble keeping her eyes open, and they would spontaneously roll back into her head. She weighed less than 7 pounds when she died, just a few ounces more than when she was born and less than half of an average 6-month-old.
Prosecutors say the Andressohns starved Woyah to death by restricting her to a raw food diet, also known as a vegan diet or a "living foods lifestyle," feeding her only wheat grass, coconut water and milk made from almonds.
"Those parents caused their child Woyah to suffer malnutrition so severe that it turned that child into a bag of skin and bones," said assistant Florida state attorney Herbert Walker in court. "Baby Woyah's body was eating itself because it wasn't getting enough nutrients."