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%. #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🩸🧠🫀🫁💡!
Nov 26, 2020 • 21 tweets • 8 min read
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…
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