Vegan baby hospitalized in Italy, taken from parents
MILAN – Veganism is on the rise in Italy, and while it's been shown to be the best diet for weight loss, a few babies who are also on a strict no-animal-products diet appear to be paying a price. A 14-month-old was rushed to a Milan hospital this month by his grandparents and found to be so severely malnourished that he weighed what most babies weigh at 3 months, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. His calcium and iron levels were extremely low, which in turn exacerbated a congenital heart condition for which he had to undergo emergency surgery.