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    Default Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    Hi all,

    My friend has just been advised to eat more meat and dairy due to his low calcium and iron levels. I have tried to tell him that it's all pants but I'm a biased vegan don't you know, and his doctor is... a DOCTOR!

    Please help me out if you know anything. Prior to this my friend was slowly cutting all animal products out of his diet.

    Cheers,

    Jo

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    Default Re: Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    Hello - you could look on the vegan society website where they have pages listing vegan sources of these nutrients.
    http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyl...n/calcium.aspx
    http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyl...tion/iron.aspx

    As you probably know the effectiveness of dairy produce as a calcium source is rather controversial. It is discussed a bit here http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/bones and there are some references to peer-reviewed journal articles - I expect you could find some more recent ones though.

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    Default Re: Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    Thanks harpy, will give those a gander. Yes, it's the journal articles I'm more interested in because if I direct him to info on vegan sites he'll no doubt roll his eyes in mild distrust. Pah.

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    Default Re: Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    You should also inform your friend that doctors are doctors NOT dietitians or nutritionists. Most doctors have had very limited training with regards to diet/nutrition. I posted more info in this thread.

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    Default Re: Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    Hi,
    There are lots of references to medical studies on meat/dairy products in our subforum called Animal products and health.


    his doctor is... a DOCTOR
    Although doctors are generally known for their lack of knowledge about diet and nutrition, he could still be right. It's just that he isn't.
    I will not eat anything that walks, swims, flies, runs, skips, hops or crawls.

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    Default Re: Are there any links to medical studies re meat & dairy nutrition?

    What's really annoying is that my friend told the doctor he was vegetarian, and still the doctor tells him to eat meat. Tis not justifiable.

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    Thanks for the links

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