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A 24-year-old female asked about a female:

My daughter is 15 years old and wants to be vegetarian just because that she doesn't like meat could her not eating meat cause a lack of development?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No: If adequate non- meat protein and nutrition are provided......she will be OK.
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not necessarily: There are other sources of protein and iron, so if the patient is eating things like soy, fish, eggs, he/she can get enough protein and iron to be sufficient

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