Unanswered Questions

15 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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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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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

Which countries have the highest number of vegans? And which has the highest percentage of vegans?
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How is vegan butter made solid?

In the past, people switched to margarine thinking it was healthier than butter but then studies on trans fatty acids found in margarine suggested otherwise. Given that history, I was wondering if ...
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Does nutritional yeast count as a food or supplement?

The RDA of B12 is 2.4 mcg in food. For supplements, which are not as well absorbed, the recommended dose is 5-10 mcg (and sometimes higher). So does nooch count as a supplement or food? (Please cite a ...
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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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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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Does veganism keep you young?

Some say because I'm vegan since I was 14 I remained a child. I have never been short by any means, I am the tallest guy in my entire Romanian family (my grandma had 11 children and the other grandma ...
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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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Is the growth medium used to cultivate vitamin B12-producing bacteria vegan?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in human health. Because it is considered that active forms of B12 cannot be reliably obtained from plant foods or algae, the ...
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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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Why do flax eggs make my bread mushy?

I've been trying to bake bread using homemade flax eggs, but every time I do, the inside of the bread is mushy and uncooked. What am I doing incorrectly?
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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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Veganism vs prolonged fasting for cancer treatment

This article suggests that short term fasting helps fighting cancer by making cancer cells more vulnerable while at the same time making normal healthy cells even more resistant to stress, this can ...