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Study finds children with vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat

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Study finds children with vegetarian diet have similar growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat

A study of nearly 9,000 children found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat. The study, published in Pediatrics and led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital of Unity Health Toronto, also found that children with a vegetarian diet had higher odds of underweight weight status, emphasizing the need for special care when planning the diets of vegetarian kids.

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