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.
You’ve probably heard that eating too much red and processed meat is associated with a range of adverse health effects, including increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and even a higher risk of…