Fake ‘Meat’ Products Linked to Heart Failure Deaths, Study Finds

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A new study has revealed that fake “meat” products such as Bill Gates’s lab-grown “beef” are linked to cardiovascular diseases and heart failure-related deaths. An analysis of the diets of more than 118,000 participants, scientists found that meat-free “foods” that are plant-derived, insect-based, or lab-grown, carry a huge risk of heart disease if they are ultra-processed. Lab-grown “beef” or insect-based “beetleburgers,” are linked with a 15% higher risk of suffering heart attacks and strokes while plant-based ultra-processed foods had a 7% greater risk of blocked heart vessels.

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A new study has revealed that fake “meat” products such as Bill Gates’s lab-grown “beef” are linked to cardiovascular diseases and heart failure-related deaths.

The results of the study are a major blow to the narrative that vegetarian and vegan diets help to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

According to a new UK Biobank study, which analyzed the diets of more than 118,000 participants, scientists found that meat-free “foods” carry a huge risk of heart disease if they are ultra-processed.

The study, published in Lancet Regional Health – Europe, notes that this excludes natural produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables.

However, ultra-processed products that are plant-derived, insect-based, or lab-grown, carry an increased risk of heart failure and death.

 

Scientists found that ultra-processed food (UPF) products, such as lab-grown “beef” or insect-based “beetleburgers,” are linked with a 15 percent higher risk of suffering heart attacks and strokes.

The researchers found that these dangers are even present in plant-based UPFs, which have long been hailed as a “healthy” option to meat.

The research, which involved experts from Imperial College London, utilized data from more than 118,000 UK citizens.

The participants, aged 40 to 69 years, had their diets assessed over at least two days.

Scientists split food into plant-based products, such as fruit, vegetables, grains, and bread, as well as cakes and candy, and animal-based products such as fish, poultry, red meat, eggs, and dairy.

The two groups were then further divided into either ultra-processed food (UPF) or non-ultra-processed.

This data was then linked to hospital and mortality records to obtain information on cardiovascular diseases.

People who ate a lot of plant-based ultra-processed foods had a 7 percent greater risk of suffering conditions like blocked heart vessels.

They also had a 15 percent heightened risk of dying when compared to vegetarians whose diets had fewer UPFs.

Upping intake of non-processed vegetarian foods – such as fresh fruit and vegetables – by 10 percent was linked to an 8 percent lower risk of getting heart disease.

Deaths from heart disease fell by a fifth in vegetarians who consumed the least UPFs and 13 percent in cardiovascular disease overall.

The scientists noted that UPFs caused a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries.

Dr. Eszter Vamos, co-author of the study, from Imperial College London’s School of Public Health, said:

“Fresh plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are known to have important health and environmental benefits.

“While ultra-processed foods are often marketed as healthy foods, this large study suggests that plant-based ultra-processed foods do not seem to have protective health effects and are linked to poor health outcomes.”

Food additives and industrial contaminants present in these foods could cause oxidative stress and inflammation, the scientists suggest.

They added that nutritional guidelines promoting plant-based diets and cutting down on meat must also promote the importance of avoiding UPFs for good heart health.

Study author Dr. Fernanda Rauber, an expert in preventative medicine from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, said that it’s the first to show that fake “meat” products are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

“Despite being plant-based, these foods may contribute to risk factors such as dyslipidemia and hypertension due to their composition and processing methods,” she said.

“Food additives and industrial contaminants present in these foods might cause oxidative stress and inflammation, further aggravating the risks.

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Ed
Ed
1 month ago

As “Uncle” Ted Nugent says, “Kill ’em and grill ’em.” No problem there.

Rainey
Rainey
1 month ago

Who is remotely surprised by this? Bill Gates….the de-population guy poisoning people with his Franken-foods???? But, he’s such a nice guy 😂

Elaine Woodriff
Elaine Woodriff
1 month ago

preventive, not preventative. The extra ta is grammatically incorrect.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Fun Fact! Creator of ‘Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown, described as a “disruptor” among medical collegues, brought with him mutanagenic technologies using CRISPR from his Cancer Researcher days. As we all know how advantageous it would be to industry to grow meat in a lab based on how rapid cancer cells grow! I guess his theory is ‘ If you can’t beat Cancer, may as well make food out of it ‘

Lilith Marie Haas
Lilith Marie Haas
1 month ago

This study sounds like it isn’t really about the ‘bug’ food, which nobody wants to eat anyway. It has it lumped in with ultra processed food which has chemicals & sugar in it, other wise know as junk food. I can’t believe enough people would really eat the bug stuff if they knew it was in the food. Yuck

Ragnar D.
Ragnar D.
28 days ago

The Klaus Schwab bug burgers are causing heart disease? Man, that’s a downer to hear. I wonder if Big Pharma will be coming out with some expensive new drugs that the TV will tell me to ask my doctor about so that we can fight these new heart problems.

Julie Sehler
Julie Sehler
21 days ago

Bill Gates is a SICK MAN! Thank you Mr. Griffin!

Last edited 21 days ago by Julie Sehler