Adequacy of vegetarian diets

It is possible for vegetarians to have an adequate protein and iron intake

When Australian draft dietary guidelines went out for public consultation last year, several submissions asked why each mention of a vegetarian diet was accompanied with a warning.

Vegetarian diets

It's a fair question when there is good evidence that vegetarian diets are associated with lower all-cause mortality, along with reduced risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, some cancers, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.1-14

There's good reason for concern over vitamin B12 intake for vegans, as vitamin B12 is found only in meat, fish, dairy