People who follow a vegan lifestyle - strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind - may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study. Researchers come to the conclusion after a review of dozens of articles published on the biochemistry of vegetarianism during the past 30 years. In the review, researcher Duo Li notes that meat eaters are known for having a significantly higher combination of cardiovascular risk factors than vegetarians. Lower-risk vegans, however, may not be immune. Their diets tend to be lacking several key nutrients - including iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, Li said.
Good sources of vitamin B12 include seafood, eggs, and fortified milk. Dietary supplements also can supply these nutrients. The finding appeared in ACS` bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry .ANI
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