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Research:@UofTmedicine #Toronto🇨🇦 #PlantBased🥗#NutriSci #Genetics🧬 #Athletes🚴 Me: #SportDietitian S&C🏋️‍♀️#Coach #AnimalLover🐶🐷🐘 #Vegan🌱#Farmer🐴👩‍🌾
Apr 7 8 tweets 7 min read
🧵#Iron
The most important factor in how much dietary iron you absorb is not whether it is heme or non-heme, plant🌱or animal🐮 - it is your current #iron #status.
If you are iron #deficient you may absorb 25% from plants, if you are iron #replete you may absorb less than 1%. Image #IronStatus (is your body low in stores?) is the main factor determining how much iron you will absorb from your diet🌱🥩. The body doesn't want too much so high absorption ONLY occurs if your #storage is #low. The body is smart🩸🧠🫀🫁💡! Image
Nov 26, 2020 21 tweets 8 min read
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Does new study mean #vegans have weak bones? No❌
Does study mean you need meat for healthy bones? No❌

A #thread on #new study:
Vegetarian & vegan diets & risks of total & site-specific fractures: results from the prospective EPIC-Oxford study
bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11… Main Finding:
Data showed 15 more cases of hip fracture in vegans vs meat eaters per 1000 ppl over a 10 year period

⚠️Consider: All enrolled in the study between 1993-2001, last diet assessment 2010
Why it matters:
1. Much #lower knowledge about veganism 10-15-20 y ago vs today