Vegan and Plant-Based Diets Worsen Brain Health

Eating a vegan or plant-based diet can be bad for your brain health, especially if you already have a low choline intake, researchers report.

The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Choline is an essential dietary nutrient, but the amount produced by the liver is not enough to meet the requirements of the human body.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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