Experts Alert to Health Risks of Vegan Diet

The vegan diet does not allow the ingestion of any kind of animal foods, such as meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and honey.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As a BBC News report explains, in the UK alone the number of people on a vegan diet has increased by 350 percent over the past ten years.

However, this dietary trend is alarming some experts, particularly when individuals follow a vegan diet simply because it is fashionable.

"When people become vegan because of some religion, they tend to know how to do it properly. In other words: they know how to make up for the nutritional shortfalls of not eating meat and dairy products," says Catherine Collins of the British Dietetics Association to the BBC . . .

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