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Beyond Meat and American Cancer Society to Advance Research on Plant-Based Meat and Cancer Prevention

November 14, 2022

Today, we’re proud  to announce our new agreement with the American Cancer Society (ACS), a leading cancer fighting organization, to advance research on plant-based meat and cancer prevention. 

The commitment will further the understanding of how plant-based meats contribute to healthy diet patterns and builds upon the American Cancer Society’s current recommendation to limit consumption of processed meats and red meats, and instead choose alternative protein sources.

“One of our core goals at Beyond Meat is to positively impact human health – and we’re committed to taking action by supporting trusted, scientific and evidence-based research on the benefits of shifting the protein at the center of the plate from animal-based meat to plant-based meat,” said Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat Founder & CEO. 

The American Cancer Society research will augment Beyond Meat’s existing partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Plant-Based Diet Initiative. In 2020, the Stanford University School of Medicine announced the results of its SWAP-MEAT study. As published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers evaluated the impact of replacing animal-based meat with Beyond Meat’s plant-based meat over an eight week period on cholesterol levels (including LDL), heart disease risk factors including TMAO levels, and body weight, and found improvement in key health metrics when participants replaced animal-based meat with Beyond Meat’s plant-based meat.

As a leader in plant-based meat, we’re committed to continuing to advance nutritious and sustainable food solutions that are better for people and the planet, and will continue to support creating an overarching repository of globally accessible resources and data on the health impacts of plant-based meat.


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