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White meat just as bad for your cholesterol as red meat

Eating red and white meats are equally bad for your cholesterol, according to scientists. A new study from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute assigned participants to eat a diet rich in lean cuts of beef, lean cuts of chicken or turkey, or plant proteins, for one month each. The study found that LDL cholesterol levels were higher on both meat diets, compared to the plant protein diet.

Vegans are the Healthiest and May Outlive Us All, Says Study

Vegans are the Healthiest and May Outlive Us All, Says Study

It’s not exactly news that bypassing meat could prolong your life since past research has linked plant-based diets to a decreased risk of cancer, heart disease, and blood pressure. The latest study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, looked at how various diets impact biomarkers, like antioxidants such as carotenoids. They found that vegans have the most antioxidants in their bodies, presumably because they eat more vegetables and fruit.

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Burger King Launches Impossible Whopper

Burger King is helping to bring meatless meat into the mainstream.

On Monday, the fast-food chain announced that it would begin testing the Impossible Whopper in 59 locations in St. Louis. The move is a partnership with Impossible Foods, a California-based company that uses a genetically-modified yeast to make its plant-based burgers taste and bleed like meat.

“We wanted to make sure we had something that lived up to the expectations of the Whopper,” Burger King’s North America President Christopher Finazzo told Reuters. “We’ve done sort of a blind taste test with our franchisees, with people in the office, with my partners on the executive team, and virtually nobody can tell the difference.”

In an April Fools’ themed video, the fast-food chain shows customers eating the burgers and being surprised to discover that they are not made of meat.

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Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says