Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7051.229 (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:229
  1. Michael Mira,
  2. Margaret Karr,
  3. Garth Alperstein
  1. Director Research officer Division of General Practice, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Balmain NSW 2041, Australia
  2. Area community paediatrician Community Health Services Central Sydney Area Health Service, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia

    EDITOR,—Alexander R P Walker and Demetre Labadarios's first question is whether children of vegetarians are likely to be disadvantaged in terms of haem iron intake. In a large community prevalence study that we have recently completed we found no significant association between vegetarianism and iron depletion.1 This is probably because, in Australia, vegetarianism is a matter of choice rather than a cultural dictate and vegetarians are usually well informed about dietary issues such …

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