A new Dutch study has concluded that if your teenagers are having trouble in school, it may be because you raised them vegetarian. Plants do not make the crucial vitamin B-12, so diets that avoid animal products can lead to B-12 deficiencies. This vitamin plays a key role in brain functions and toddlers raised on a non-meat diet can experience delays in the acquisition of certain motor skills. Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered that even when meat is added to diets later, neurological impairments may persist into adolescence.
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