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Can switching from meat to plant-based meat alternatives reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

This study found that replacing meat with Beyond Meat lowers both TMAO and LDL-C.

Study under review: A randomized crossover trial on the effect of plant-based compared with animal-based meat on trimethylamine-N-oxide and cardiovascular disease risk factors in generally healthy adults: Study With Appetizing Plantfood-Meat Eating Alternative Trial (SWAP-MEAT)

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What are the effects of replacing animal meat with a processed plant-based meat substitute (Beyond Meat) on health and cardiovascular risk factors?

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