Vegan diets may affect fetal development: study
Women following vegan diets have significantly lower iodine levels than those who eat meat and dairy, raising concerns about future fetal development, Australian researchers say.
Those with vegan/plant-based eating patterns had urinary iodine concentration (UIC) of 44µg/L compared with meat eaters’ 64µg/L, reports a University of SA pilot study.
However, neither the 31 vegan participants nor the 26 omnivores met the WHO’s recommendation of a UIC of 100µg/L.
In addition, women in the study who used pink or Himalayan salt