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SCIENTISTS have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain - with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
Vegans and vegetarians — such as Heather Mills — are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system.
Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.
The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.
Originally posted by caitlinfae
Thoughts? Complete rubbish, in my humble vegan opinion....statistics and "tests" will "prove" anything you want them too, and I'm sure there are enough clever veggies out there to disprove this tinpot theory....
The test group was in the age range where we could reasonably expect memory problems and brain shrinkage anyway, and was conducted on only 107 people, so my guess is that it proves nothing.....
Originally posted by nahsik
well for one thing it is a proven fact that no matter the size of your brain, larger or smaller, it does not mean how smart you really are.
Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
Tell Leonardo DaVinci that vegetarianism makes your brain smaller.
Besides, the article talks about B-12 as a basis for needing animal products. You can get that through drinking soy milk that is fortified (as milk is). The study is ridiculous.