HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
The investigators found that overall, “children on meat-free diets were similar to peers as far as growth, weight, and blood levels of iron, vitamin D and cholesterol.”
The findings – published in the journal Pediatrics – revealed that “the only difference was in the risk of being underweight: About 6% of vegetarian kids were underweight, versus roughly 3% of their meat-eating peers.”
The researchers found that cow’s milk may increase serum lipid levels in both diets.
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