I am especially interested in studies from India, where there is a huge vegetarian population, but I am having trouble finding them. Most of what I do find is about an increased risk of one deficiency or another. If this is the only problem, then I will just make sure to give iron, B-12, and other supplements. I am interested in IQ, height, and overall health.
I was excited by a claim on Peta's India site, saying that vegetarian children have higher IQs, but it is turning out that this is most likely a distortion. The only studies I can find say that children with high IQs are more likely to BECOME vegetarian. If they are "becoming," then that means they ate meat when those IQs were being developed.
Any links would be appreciated. I am vegan, but I am interested in vegetarian studies, as well.