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Are there any studies of methylation status in case of proper B12 complementation in vegans/vegetarians?

I'm trying to look for scientific studies that study the impact of careful vegetarianism/veganism on DNA methylation at the locus level (meQTL study). The closest I could find was this one, that ...
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Does the national health insurance in Germany cover the costs of more expensive medicine if the cheapest variant is non-vegan?

In the general case, pharmacies in Germany are required to give out the cheapest prescription-only medicine. Doctors may overrule this (e.g., by marking the aut idem field). If the cheapest medicine ...
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Can prebiotics substitute for consumption of probiotics in vegan diet?

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that promote growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. They can be found for example in legumes and oats. As a vegan who does not eat ...
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What are the main vegan or vegetarian organizations in Latin America?

Yep, simple and straight-forward: Which are the main veg*n organizations, collectives, etc. in Latin America? In which countries does each organization work? Answer to the comments. Since Riker asks ...
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Is there a directory of freely available pro-vegan leaflets and literature?

I'm hoping to hand out some leaflets about animal agriculture at an upcoming event, and I'm wondering if there is a collection of premade resources like posters and leaflets. Ideally everything would ...
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Does buying quinoa really take food away from people in Peru and Bolivia?

A few years ago there were articles in the news that the rising popularity of quinoa was driving up prices and making it inaccessible for people in Peru and Bolivia where it had long been a ...
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Why did Gardein remove most of their products from Canada?

Gardein, a company that produces meat alternatives, suddenly pulled most of their product line from Canadian shelves in early 2017. The total product selection went from over 20 options to just 4. Now ...
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How to be healthy while restricting energy intake on a vegan diet?

Are there any special concerns for people who are restricting energy intake in order to lose weight while following a strict vegan diet? The American Dietetic Association says that... Well-planned ...
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What meat substitutes can be used in donairs?

Donairs were a favourite of mine before I went vegetarian, and I haven't been able to figure out what I could use as a meat substitute in it. There are a lot of options, but I just don't have the ...
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Should vegans include copper when taking zinc supplements?

Some sources suggest that when taking zinc supplements, it's a good idea to take copper at the same time in a ratio of 2 mg copper for every 15 mg zinc in order to maintain mineral balance. This is ...
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Why does dairy-free ice cream get so hard?

The first time I tried storebought dairy-free ice cream I could barely even wedge a scoop into it after taking it out of the freezer because it was so hard. I had never had that problem in the past ...
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How accurate are Cowspiracy’s claims about the livestock industry?

The documentary movie "Cowspiracy" makes many claims about water footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and other environmental issues. How accurate are these claims? Have any of the ...
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Can aquafaba be used to replace gluten in breads and buns?

Having made a surprisingly good Pavlova from aquafaba (non-brined chick pea juice - the liquid from the can), I was wondering whether it was possible to use the egg-like properties of this juice to ...