A 14-month-old toddler in Italy has been taken away from his parents after a strict vegan diet reportedly led to a severe case of malnutrition.
Doctors said the boy’s weight was only slightly higher than that of a newborn, and blood tests revealed that his calcium levels were “the minimum needed to survive”.
The toddler was brought to the hospital in Milan by his grandparents. At the hospital, the child had to undergo emergency surgery when it was discovered that he had a congenital heart condition.
Are you on a vegan or vegetarian diet? Do you take supplements? Does it make a difference?