Vegan Diet Leads to Rickets and Death of Child
Doctors have long debated the nutritional value of a vegan diet for children. Tragically, a 12-year-old girl from Scotland died from what doctors report was an attempt to follow a vegan diet enforced by her parents.
According to Fox News, the girl was transported to the hospital where doctors claimed her curved spine was that of an 80-year-old. In addition to having several broken bones and a degenerative bone disease, she exhibited a developed case of rickets.
The child's parents are facing possible criminal charges, as some doctors claim that her maladies were brought on by the strict vegan diet she has been forced to adhere to since birth. Vegan diets exclude meat, fish, and dairy, which would have provided the growing child with the nutrition to prevent her conditions, say doctors.
Unfortunately, the case is not the first of its kind. Last year, a couple allowed their infant to starve to death on what they claimed to be a vegan diet. They were tried and received a life sentence in prison.
Source: United States Sportsmen's Alliance