Most vegetarians are deficient in vitamin B12
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- One 2003 study found that although vegetarians that consume dairy and eggs are less likely than vegans to have a vitamin B12 deficiency, the majority of them still had a B12 deficiency. Only about 5% of meat eaters in the study had a B12 deficiency.
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- A well-planned, balanced vegetarian diet is suitable to meet all recommendations for nutrients in every stage of human life
- Unfortified plant-based foods are an inadequate source of vitamin B12
- A lacto-ovo vegetarian could, in theory, exist on eggs and milk and obtain all the B12 that they require