Health topics

Healthy food for people and planet.

Our health topics are here to help guide you through the science and evidence behind our fascinating research programme.

We are passionate about the need for high quality research to support healthier and more sustainable diets. Over the last 35 years, Quorn Foods has collaborated with hundreds of experts to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of diets inclusive of Quorn mycoprotein, in order to help address our most pressing challenges to our food system.

If you are interested in the science behind Quorn mycoprotein, are looking to incorporate Quorn products into your diet, or to support your clients in your professional practice, the Quorn Nutrition team have summarised all you need to know into 4 key topics below and created some handy resources for you to explore!

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The foods that we eat can have a big impact on our bodies. Over time, a poor diet - amongst other factors including exercise, smoking, and genetics – may lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The good news is many heart and circulatory diseases are caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated or modified.

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We know that diet and healthy eating can play a key role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and so we have been working with leading academic institutions to find out exactly how and why Quorn mycoprotein may help.

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A growing body of research suggests that increasing dietary protein consumption above current recommended amounts, can aid in the regulation of skeletal muscle mass and optimise tissue reconditioning in response to exercise, as noted in young healthy participants and older adults.

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