Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain - with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
The Oxford University study confirmed earlier research which revealed a link between brain atrophy and low levels of Vitamin B12. Of the participants tested over a five year period, those with the lowest levels of B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage.
Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of Vitamin B12 are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anemia and inflammation of the nervous system.
Researchers also found that those at risk include obese or overweight individuals, women over 70, and people who down 14 drinks or more a week.
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