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    Re: Positive (side) effects of going vegan

    :-)
  2. Re: How healthy are vegans - based on collected data?

    Effects of 7 days on an ad libitum low-fat vegan diet: the McDougall Program cohort

    John McDougall, Laurie E Thomas, Craig McDougall, Gavin Moloney, Bradley Saul, John S Finnell, Kelly Richardson...
  3. How healthy are vegans - based on collected data?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24964573





    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24667136
  4. UK: "12% now follow vegetarian or vegan diets (20% of those between 16 and 24)"

    http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/11/590x/Person-eating-vegetables-517246.jpg

    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/517246/Vegetarians-are-on-the-increase-in-Britain


    More here.
  5. Re: Does anyone know of an all vegan village/town/city?

    From today's news:
    http://www.mfablog.org/indian-city-becomes-first-vegetarian-city
    http://www.mfablog.org/images/uploads/2014/10/572x300/8004347224_7e29f9b5a7_z.jpg
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    Re: Searching for a cookbook!

    Welcome, Marianna!
    Maybe you could start by having a look at the threads in this section - those marked with five stars are about the cookbooks that probably are among the most popular vegan...
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    Re: B12 overdose / megadose?

    All vegans should know that it's important to get enough B12, but nevertheless - here are, again, some (old and new) links about possible risks involved with B12 megadoses.

    ...
  8. Sticky: [bio] [mcg] Re: 54.5-58.6 microg/100 g in Nori (dry weight) [PMID: 11430774]

    PMID: 9089476

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9089476
    Content and characteristics of vitamin B12 in some seaweeds




    Here's another interesting report. It suggests that maruba-amanori...
  9. Thread: B12 in tea leaves

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    Sticky: [mcg] Re: B12 in green, blue, red, and black tea leaves (0.046-1.20 microg/100 dry wei

    Here's a study which suggests that B12 found in certain ryuabo tea leaves are of the true/active type:
    http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=48539#.VAoV6mSSxTE

    "Notably,...
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    Sticky: Re: 41) Coffee

    This article discusses whether drinking green tea could block B12 absorption - due to it's caffeine content :
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/542844-does-green-tea-block-iron-b12/
  11. Re: - High Folic Acid Intake Unlikely to Worsen B12 Deficiency

    This may be bad news for people who get a lot of folic acid in it's synthetic form. Many meat eaters often take folic acid due to the fact that they often have low levels, and in some countries,...
  12. Re: The importance of folic acid intake before you get pregnant

    Here's a study which shows thatg as many as two thirds of of women in the U.K. not taking folic acid before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida:
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: 50 ways to develop B12 deficiency

    Acid reducing drugs are also linked to B12 deficiency:

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/acid-suppressing-drugs-linked-to-vitamin-b12-deficiency/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    An excerpt:
  14. Sticky: Re: Nutrient deficiencies more common in meat eaters than in vegans?

    Here's yet another report documenting that the average non-vegans often are short in a number of nutrients:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131031090348.htm
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    Re: How common is osteoporosis in vegans?

    Admittedly, I don't know much about osteoporosis. But here's a new article which suggests that there's a pathway between the gut and the liver which regulates bone mass. It emphasises the importance...
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    Re: "My brain hurts"

    Science can be confusing at times. A newer study, published this year, suggests that "taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease". It was...
  17. [bio] [mcg] Re: B12-Containing Plant Food Sources for Vegetarians (2014 article/overview)

    The above overview suggests the following:
    Nori is the most suitable B12 supplement source for vegetarians presently available. This is surprising, for several reasons. See other threads in this...
  18. Thread: B12 in chlorella

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    Sticky: [bio] Re: The Vegan Society's little chlorella study

    True... OTOH, any group of vegans could take chlorella or one of the other products which claim to have bioavailable/active B12 over a period of time, and monitor if it will have a positive effect on...
  19. [bio] Bio-active B12 compounds for preventing deficiency among and elderly

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782218
    PMID: 23782218, July 2013
  20. Is the current RDA of 2.4 mcg B12/day inadequate?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20071646


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16400049


    Note that these people weren't vegans, and that there's a limit to how much B12 one can absorb 'per...
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    Re: High B12 levels and increased cancer risk

    PMID: 24249744, Dec 2013
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249744
    Elevated plasma vitamin B12 levels as a marker for cancer: a population-based cohort study
  22. [bio] [mcg] B12-Containing Plant Food Sources for Vegetarians (2014 article/overview)

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4042564/
    PMCID: PMC4042564

    A short excerpt:
  23. Thread: B12 in chlorella

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    Sticky: [bio] The Vegan Society's little chlorella study

    http://issuu.com/vegan_society/docs/the_vegan_autumn_2005

    In this magazine, The Vegan Society writes about their own little study on B12 in chlorella, in the light of the ongoing focus on inactive...
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    Re: 108 y.o. woman credits vegan diet for longevity

    Here's another one...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hi8Ue3tA-Q
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    Re: For new vegans: famous quotes

    More quotes here, all more or less vegan-relevant, from vegans and others:
    http://www.sixstepstobetterhealth.com/100veganquotes.html...
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    Sticky: Re: How to explain "no milk"?

    Link: 10 dairy facts the industry doesn't want you to

    An excerpt:

    - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/dairyfacts/#sthash.GP8E09a0.dpuf
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    Re: Your personal vegan story

    Welcome, Jaimieag, and thanks for your story! :-)
    Just a little comment: too low or too B12 can probably be a bad thing for tumor growth, but in our antibacterial, sterilized, chlorinated etc world...
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    Re: B12 overdose / megadose?

    High B12 levels and increased cancer risk
    The above link is of course relevant when it comes to discussing the risks involved in B12 overdosing. It has long been known that too low B12 levels is a...
  29. "Security hole" fixed - Veganforum is again McAfee-approved!

    I found yet another security hole on our site, a 'leftover' from the hacker attack our and loads of other forums/sites were exposed to almost a year ago. It was a quote serious attack, including the...
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    Re: Vegans, vitamin D and the sun

    I just came across this, and haven't double checked the info with other sources yet. But it seems that several types of mushrooms can provide vit. D, especially if they are re-exposed to sunlight...
  31. [mcg] B12 in other plant products (and 'culture vs nature' again)

    People sometimes refer to books like this, or the Heinz Handbook of nutrition, and come up with what seems or may seem lige 'vaguely documented' B12 levels in plants. Here's something I found today,...
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    Re: B12 levels in 12 seaweeds

    According to this source (http://www.encognitive.com/files/Nutritional%20Value%20of%20Edible%20Seaweeds.pdf), 6 6 listed types of seaweed contain amounts of B12 per 100g:...
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    Sticky: [bio] [mcg] Re: B12 in mushrooms - and unwashed plants

    http://www.nutritionvalue.org/Mushrooms,_raw,_white_nutritional_value.html
    According to the above source, raw, white mushrooms contain 0.04 mcg B12/100g. If what you eat and drink would contain only...
  34. Re: Dr Vivian V. Vetrano's view on the vegan/B12-issue

    I found today that Vivian Vetrano has written a new text, released as a Kindle-book on Amazon. She still insists that one doesn't need animal products to get enough B12, at least in theory, but also...
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    Re: 108 y.o. woman credits vegan diet for longevity

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX58PyQwrcI
  36. Thread: Eyesight

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    Re: Eyesight

    Hi, I merged your three posts and approved them (even if only vegans usually have posting abilities here).
    I'm sorry to hear about your eye problems. I think that there's a tendency if someone goes...
  37. Sticky: Re: Nutrient deficiencies more common in meat eaters than in vegans

    The first of the two links above seems dead - here's a new one which should work:
    ...
  38. Thread: Forum Bugs

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    Re: Forum Bugs

    Hi,
    Using Chrome on Mac - if I right click and select Open Image in New Tab, it (the original source image) opens up in the same size it appears in that thread. Anyone else?
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    Re: Vegan food for celebrations

    Hi Kupo, I fixed the image for you...

    ...and here's the best way to do it next time: First, open the actual image in a separate window (on Mac: right click the image and select Open The Image in...
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    Re: Vegan food for celebrations

    Hi all, her's a question I got from someone who is not a member on the forum:
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