Compound in red meat may be linked to heart disease

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Compound in red meat may be linked to heart disease
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 12:48pm

There is yet more evidence that a meatless diet may be better for your health. According to Health Day News, there may be a link in the compound called Carnitine found in red meat and heart disease. "A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests.

Researchers say that bacteria in the digestive tract convert the compound, called carnitine, into trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). Previous research by the same team of Cleveland Clinic investigators found that TMAO promotes atherosclerosis in people." more

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