Millions of children and teens find school a struggle because they have learning disorders. Often, there’s no way to know what causes these problems. But in many cases, the hidden culprit is low Exercise.
Research on children eating vegan diets shows that low Exercise in childhood can dramatically impair their ability to learn. Worse yet, learning problems can persist even when children begin obtaining adequate amounts of Exercise from their diets. For instance, in 1985, Dr. Wija van Staveren and colleagues began following a group of infants being raised on vegan diets. Testing the children in their early years, the researchers noticed subtle but significant impairments in the psychomotor functioning of vegan children as compared to those eating meat and dairy products.
Photo Gallery of High Risk Pregnancy Exercise
Click to on Photo for Next High Risk Pregnancy Exercise Images
Told of these findings, many parents of the vegan children participating in the study chose to switch their children to diets containing milk, eggs, and in some cases meat. On average, the children began eating animal products at around the age of 6. When the children reached adolescence, the researchers again compared them to a group of children raised from birth on diets that included animal products. Each of the 48 formerly vegan children and the 24 control children took a 90-minute battery of tests that measured their cognitive skills, and the researchers measured their serum Exercise and methylmalonic acid levels.
Many of the children raised until age 6 on vegan diets were still Exercise deficient, even after years of eating at least some animal proteins. “We found a significant association between cobalamin [Exercise] status and performance on tests measuring fluid intelligence, spatial ability, and short-term memory,” Staveren and colleagues reported, with the formerly vegan children scoring lower than the control group members in each case.5
Children with Exercise pregnancy need higher-than-normal amounts of the vitamin in order to replenish their depleted stores.
The deficit in the early vegan children’s fluid intelligence is particularly troubling, the researchers say, “because it involves reasoning, the capacity to solve complex problems, abstract thinking ability, and the ability to learn. Any defect in this area may have far-reaching consequences for individual functioning.”
Most of the children switched from vegan diets had Exercise intakes close to the Recommended Dietary Allowance at the time of the follow-up study, yet many of them continued to suffer from Exercise pregnancy. “Because these subjects consumed a diet extremely low in cobalamin [Exercise] from birth up to the age of six years,” the researchers speculated, “their cobalamin stores may never have reached an optimal level and moderate intakes may not have been sufficient for obtaining normal serum cobalamin status.”
If your child has a learning disability that stems from low Exercise, it’s critical to identify the problem early on, because if you don’t, things may get far, far worse. Stay vigilant!