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If my daughter has been a vegetarian since the age of 8 and is now 13, do I need to be concerned aout her diet during puberty?

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Dr. Charles Davant
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In brief: Yes you do.

Is she a strict vegan or does she eat eggs, drink milk, and so on.
Strict vegeterian diets usually are deficient in some vitamins--particularly the bs--and also low in iron which she'll need to supplement when her period starts. At a minimum, she should have periodic tests for anemia and take a good multivitamin with iron.

In brief: Yes you do.

Is she a strict vegan or does she eat eggs, drink milk, and so on.
Strict vegeterian diets usually are deficient in some vitamins--particularly the bs--and also low in iron which she'll need to supplement when her period starts. At a minimum, she should have periodic tests for anemia and take a good multivitamin with iron.
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