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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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Calcium bioavailability in traditional tofu?

As a vegan, I intend to use tofu as my main source of protein, iron and calcium. Therefore, I am concerned about bioavailability (i.e. absorption divided by intake) of iron and calcium in tofu. As far ...
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How have dairy farms been repurposed?

I'm looking for instances, ideally small family farms exhibited in news articles, for converting their farm into an industry not centered around animals. It would be great if you can include ...
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Is there an economic analysis calculating the global cost benefits of veganism?

Are there any economic analyses that estimate the amount of money that would be saved if there was a massive shift from current diets to a vegan diet? We know that high-grain vegetarian diets can be ...
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Is meat and bone meal still used to feed livestock?

It looks like meat and bone meal can cause mad cow disease. I understand that feeding it to pets like dogs and cats is not such a big problem since humans (usually) don't eat pets. But is meat and ...
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Where do vegan animals get their b12 if not from vegetation?

If vitamin b12 is in meat and dairy, then where do the animals get their b12 from? According to nutritionists, eating dead animals and animal derivatives (eg milk) provides some amount of vitamin b12. ...
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Lecithin content in various oils?

How much lecithin is in various plant oils like olive, sunflower, soybean, canola, safflower, avocado, palm, coconut, etc.? Or in animal fats? cf. R. W. Bernard, Science Discovers the Physiological ...
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Kombucha as a vitamin B12 source

Kombucha can have very high amounts of vitamin B12 (e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/65wjep/this_kombucha_has_a_ridiculous_amount_of_b12/). Where does the vitamin B12 come from?...
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How much myrosinase do mustard sprouts contain?

It is known that ground mustard seeds contain active myrosinase, but what about soaked or sprouted mustard seeds?
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Which crops involve the least collateral harm when grown/harvested?

Some crops can harm animals indirectly while grown/harvested. Researcher Brian Tomasik has tried to do some rough estimates: for example, legumes appears to inflict less accidental suffering than ...
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How do I generate alpha-amylase and peptidase to produce oat milk?

In extension of this question, I want to know if I can generate the enzymes used to make oat milk (alpha-amylase and peptidase) on my own. It doesnt sound charming to me buying enzymes which are grown ...
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Are M1 MacBook Airs vegan or no?

So, lately I read of most laptops not being vegan friendly because they have some animal-derived items, like LCD Screens, Batteries, ETC. I really want to know if apple uses 100% animal free items on ...
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How can I make different styles of tofu - varying temperature and/or nigari percentage?

Does anyone know a good temperature/process for using nigari to make medium, firm and extra firm tofu?
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Is cheap soap vegan?

What ingredients in soap are not vegan? I'm not asking if soaps that are labeled "vegan" are vegan. That's obvious. I live in a very small town in South America. Actually I have to travel 20 ...
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ISO Vegan local anesthetic for Ankle hardware removal

I am getting ready to have ankle hardware removal. Dr uses Lidocaine as a local anesthetic and I can't have that because it contains mammal ingredients. I'm allergic to all mammal products and by ...

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