Interesting article in The Times today about the health benefits of a vegan diet and, for the first time in my memory, a caveat has been added by the journalist quoting Professor Tom Sanders about the danger of becoming b12 deficient from a vegan diet.
As a former teacher I was aware that many girls were drawn to vegetarian/vegan diets for animal welfare, environmental and dieting reasons encouraged by proponents of these diets without ever mentioning the likelihood that, over time, they will become b12 deficient.
I became b12 deficient because I am a vegetarian/vegan assisted by my doctor putting me on omaprezole which I took for years!
Being a vegetarian/vegan, I read article after article proposing vegetarian/vegan diets and hardly ever do they contain the caveat about the necessity of taking b12 as a supplement.
The writers mean well but they are doing potential harm to impressionable young minds.