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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pregnant vegan mothers put their unborn child's health in danger

Published in the J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Jan;16(1):111-3.

Transient neonatal hypothyroidism due to a maternal vegan diet.
Shaikh MG, Anderson JM, Hall SK, Jackson MA.
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Children 's Hospital, UK.

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The study report a 10 day-old infant with a goitre whose mother also had a goitre. The mother was a vegan and, on dietary assessment, her iodine intake was extremely low. Both mother and infant had abnormal thyroid function tests.
Adhering to a vegan diet, in the case of pregnant mothers, puts their unborn child's health in danger.

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