Friday Favorites: Plant Based Meat Substitutes Put to the Test

What are the effects of plant-based meats on premature puberty, childhood obesity, and hip fracture risk?

This is the fourth in a nine-part series on plant-based meats. For the other videos in the series, see:
• The Environmental Impacts of Plant-Based Meat Substitutes ( )
• Are Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger Healthful? ( )
• Are Pea and Soy Protein Isolates Harmful? ( )
• The Health Effects of Mycoprotein (Quorn) Products vs. BCAAs in Meat ( )
• What About the Heme in Impossible Burgers? ( )
• Does Heme Iron Cause Cancer? ( )
• Heme-Induced N-Nitroso Compounds and Fat Oxidation ( )
• Is Heme the Reason Meat Is Carcinogenic? ( )

Are Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Healthy? ( ) Check out my podcast episode.

You may also be interested in my Human Health Implications of Plant-Based and Cultivated Meat for Pandemic Prevention and Climate Mitigation ( ) webinar and Q&A.

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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  • @andrewpawley8883 says:

    I love this channel!

  • @Anton-tf9iw says:

    B12 supplement for vegetarian teenagers needed?

  • @mchagawa1615 says:

    Thank you <3

  • @cleroyster2610 says:

    Don’t eat this poison.

    • @bellenesatan says:

      You have a weak grasp on what that word means.

    • @cleroyster2610 says:

      @@bellenesatan Processed, is weak?

    • @MindVersusMisery says:

      @@cleroyster2610 In Sweden the definition of “processed” is so wide that berries and veggies that has been frozen counts as processed. You should be more focused on health outcomes than phrasing. The Beyond Burger in studies has been compared to burgers made from beef of organic grassfed cows. And the Beyond Burger came out more favorable when looking at health factors such as TMAO and LDL-cholesterol. Look up Dr Christopher Gardner for more info on this study.

    • @dbarton8651 says:

      💯 Total garbage being spewed by the same people. Every time!

  • @Comenta-san says:

    I want a taste of THE MODERN VEGETABLE MEAT lol

  • @janerkenbrack3373 says:

    I suspect someone in your staff knows this already, though you didn’t mention it here, but Buddhist monks were making wheat-based mock-meat for hundreds of years before it became known in the west.

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