Health

US fake meat firm mounts challenge to legal restrictions

A US firm that sells turkey-flavored tofu has taken legal action against a law that prohibits use of the word "meat" to describe its products, amid a political backlash to the growing popularity of meat substitutes.

Health

Harvard researcher: New meat alternatives mainstream veganism

Some Burger Kings recently introduced a new version of the iconic Whopper with its signature flame-broiled beef patty swapped for a meatless replica that the company claims is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Medical research

A link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis

Some risk factors for osteoporosis such as being older and female or having a family history of the condition cannot be avoided. But others can, like smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, taking certain medications, or being ...

Neuroscience

Researchers reveal novel therapeutic strategy for ALS

Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and their collaborators have revealed a new cellular mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggesting a novel therapeutic strategy targeting the RNA degradation ...

Health

Dietary supplement boosts cognitive function in vegetarians

Vegetarians who take the dietary supplement creatine may enjoy improved brain function, according to a new study. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological Society's (APS) annual meeting at Experimental ...

Health

Meat consumption is changing but it's not because of vegans

Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It's tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and ...

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