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SWAP-MEAT: Study With Appetizing Plant Food - Meat Eating Alternatives Trial
This study aims to investigate the impact of replacing meat consumption with plant-based meat alternative consumption on cardiovascular health, the gut microbiome, and metabolic status.
Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.
- Behavioral: Meat products
- Behavioral: Plant Alternative products
- Age ≥18
- Meat consumption (beef, pork/sausage, chicken) on average ≥ once a day
- Willing to consume meat (beef, pork/sausage, chicken) ≥ 2 times a day
- Weight < 110 lb
- BMI ≥ 40
- LDL-C >190 mg/dL
- Systolic blood pressure (SBP) > 160 mmHg OR Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) > 90 mmHg
- Use of any of the following drugs/supplements within the last 2 months:
- systemic antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals or antiparasitics (intravenous,
intramuscular, or oral);
- corticosteroids (intravenous, intramuscular, oral, nasal or inhaled);
- methotrexate or immunosuppressive cytotoxic agents;
- Chronic, clinically significant, or unstable (unresolved, requiring on-going changes
to medical management or medication) pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal,
hepatic or renal functional abnormality, as determined by medical history, Type 1
- History of active cancer in the past 3 years except for squamous or basal cell
carcinomas of the skin that have been medically managed by local excision.
- Unstable dietary history as defined by major changes in diet during the previous
month, where the subject has eliminated or significantly increased a major food group
in the diet.
- Recent history of chronic excessive alcohol consumption defined as more than five
1.5-ounce servings of 80 proof distilled spirits, five 12-ounce servings of beer or
five 5-ounce servings of wine per day; or > 14 drinks/week.
- Any confirmed or suspected condition/state of immunosuppression or immunodeficiency
(primary or acquired) including HIV infection, multiple sclerosis and Graves' disease.
- Regular/frequent use of smoking or chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, cigars or other
- Regular use of prescription opiate pain medication
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study