Replacing red meat with plant-based proteins may boost your cardiovascular health, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
While some studies have suggested that the paleo diet—which focuses on “caveman” foods such as meat, produce, and nuts—may have health benefits, experts argue that the evidence is murky.
People who eat diets known to promote chronic inflammation may have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than people who eat anti-inflammatory diets.
If people opt to eat less red meat as a result of meat shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, it could be good for their health.
Men who eat Western diets—defined as high in red and processed meats, refined grains, and sweets—may have lower sperm quality and testicular function compared to men who eat healthier diets.
Reducing red meat consumption while eating more plant and dairy protein could lower the risk of developing and dying from coronary heart disease.
It’s not clear whether imitation-meat products made from highly processed ingredients provide the same health benefits as other plant-based foods.
Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition, and co-authors including Gina McCarthy, director of C-CHANGE, looked at whether plant-based meat alternatives can be part of a healthy and sustainable diet.
Certain foods have been linked to prostate cancer risk—and a man’s risk of dying prematurely from the disease.
Mounting evidence that red meat may be harmful to health—and environmental and ethical concerns around industrial farming practices—has given rise to a number of alternative products, such as plant-based foods that taste like meat.