Long-term ovo-lacto vegetarian diet impairs vitamin B-12 status in pregnant women.

@article{Koebnick2004LongtermOV,
  title={Long-term ovo-lacto vegetarian diet impairs vitamin B-12 status in pregnant women.},
  author={Corinna Koebnick and Ingrid Hoffmann and Pieter C Dagnelie and Ulrike A. Heins and Sunitha N. Wickramasinghe and Indrika D. Ratnayaka and Sindy Gruendel and Jan Willem Lindemans and Claus Leitzmann},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={134 12},
  pages={
          3319-26
        }
}
A well-planned vegetarian diet has been stated to be adequate during pregnancy. The aim of the present study was to compare serum vitamin B-12 and homocysteine concentrations in pregnant women (n = 109) consuming vegetarian and Western diets and to evaluate the adequacy of current dietary reference intakes of vitamin B-12 for these women. Pregnant women adhering to vegetarian diets for at least 3 y, with subgroups of ovo-lacto vegetarians (OLVs; n = 27), low-meat eaters (LME, n = 43), and women… CONTINUE READING
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