One Twin Went Vegan, The Other Ate Meat. This Is What Happened.

Identical twins Hugo and Ross Turner have submitted themselves to become a pair of human guinea pigs and investigate whether a vegan diet is healthier than eating meat and dairy.

The Turner brothers are typically seen adventuring around the world, but the pair have recently been using their credentials as genetically identical twins for the benefit of science. As part of a recent study at the Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London, the twins followed two distinctly different diets for 12 weeks: Hugo ate strictly vegan food, while Ross continued to eat meat and dairy products.

"We wanted to use the model of identical twins, who are genetic clones, to test the effect of diet and exercise and how these individuals respond to different types of food," explains Professor Tim Spector, an epidemiologist at King’s who led the research, speaking in a video for BBC Reel.