Vegans are 40 per cent more likely to suffer from a bone fracture due to a lack of calcium and protein than meat eaters, a Oxford University study has found.
The study of more than 50,000 British people tracked over two decades found that giving up meat can weaken bones and even trigger osteoporosis.
It requires rather more attention to what is being eaten than most think.
To trot out one of my favourite stories – vegans coming in from India, a place where there are a lot for religious reasons, do, often enough, start to suffer from deficiency diseases in England. They’re eating the same diet as always but start to show obvious signs of lacking certain nutrients.
The answer being that they’re not eating the same diet. They’re missing the bugs and insects and the like that are in the Indian pulses, lentils, rice and so on and aren’t in the more industrially produced and packaged English.