Is a vegan lifestyle and diet healthy for people and society?
A vegan diet can lead to an unhealthy iron deficiency.
Iron is essential for transporting oxygen around the body, brain function and the immune system. Heme iron - easier to absorb - is only available in animal sources. According to surveys, 46% of girls aged 11-18 years and 23% of women aged 19-64 years have iron inadequate intakes.