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Vegans may lack vital nutrient intake
New York : Vegans need to guard against neurologic disorders, anemia, reduced bone strength and other health concerns as their diet may lack vital nutrient intake, a new study has warned.
 
The US study points out that some vegans rely heavily on processed foods and may not eat a sufficient variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
 
The findings showed that a whole food, plant-based diet is commendable and a well-planned vegan diet can be adequate to achieve proper nutrition, but requires some education.
 
Researchers recommend that healthcare providers monitor vegan patients for adequate blood levels of vitamin B-12, iron, ferritin, calcium and vitamin D.
 
"We found that some of these nutrients, which can have implications in neurologic disorders, anemia, bone strength and other health concerns, can be deficient in poorly planned vegan diets," said Heather Fields from Mayo Clinic in Arizona. 
 
Vegans consume strict plant-based diet that excludes all animal-derived foods.
 
Contrary to popular belief, "Vegans have not been shown to be deficient in protein intake or in any specific amino acids," Fields said in a paper published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
 
A retrospective review by Mayo Clinic physicians indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of a few nutrients.
 
With the growing popularity of plant-based diets, the researchers compiled a review to monitor and advise vegans to ensure proper nutritional intake. Nutrients of concern are vitamin B-12, iron, calcium, vitamin D, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
 
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Prashant Naikwade

9 months ago

This survey is for vegans in a country like USA or Western countries for whom the definition of vegetarian is very limited; same can not hold true for a contry like India where vegetarianism is part of its culture.

BTW many people looking at my body structure say that I may be a nonveg but I am not.

BJP legislator arrested for maiming horse Shaktiman
Dehradun : BJP Uttarakhand legislator Ganesh Joshi, accused of hitting and severely injuring a police horse which necessitated the amputation of one of its legs, was arrested on Friday, police said.
 
The horse Shaktimaan is alive but his injured hind leg has been amputated, police added.
 
Joshi, who represents Mussoorie, was arrested outside a Patel Nagar hotel following an FIR against him. Senior police officials told IANS that the legislator, who has professed innocence, was being questioned in the case.
 
Dehradun district police chief Sadanand Date said Joshi was responsible for the injury to the hind legs of the horse belonging to mounted police.
 
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition in the state, has hit back by describing the police action as "illegal".
 
Joshi allegedly attacked Shaktimaan during a protest against the Harish Rawat government in Dehradun on Monday.
 
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SC allows photos of governor, CM, ministers in ads
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the publication of the photos of governor, chief minister and the ministers of the department concerned in government advertisements.
 
The apex court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the publication of photos of governor, chief minister and ministers of departments concerned while modifying their earlier order by which the court had permitted photos of president, prime minister and Chief Justice of India only in the government ads.
 
The centre and the states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka had moved the court seeking the review of its earlier order, contending that it was contrary to the federal structure of the country.
 
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