Mycoprotein is sourced from a fungus and is commonly sold under the brand name Quorn.
The plant-based meat alternatives were made from processed soy, wheat, peanut, or pea protein.
Lead author Joshua Gibbs, a PhD student at Warwick Medical School, explained: “We reviewed 12 studies involving 459 participants, in which the effects of meat alternative consumption on cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, and body weight were studied in controlled clinical trials.
“Meta-analysis of these studies showed that meat alternative consumption lowers total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
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