Can having thalassemia and being vegetarian be harmful to health?

Question: My 18-year-old granddaughter has thalassemia minor, is vegetarian and is very thin. Can this have consequences for your health. What diet should I follow? Victor (Jacksonville).

Answer: Well-planned vegetarian diets are compatible with good nutritional status, but if not done well they can increase the risk of nutritional disorders.

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