Is Red Meat Safe?

…gut is that your body metabolizes L-carnitine into a compound called Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). People who regularly eat a lot of red meat have a lot of TMAO in their systems—and high levels of TMAO may lead to cardiovascular disease. Those who eat less red meat, on the other hand, have far fewer…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…The study said the culprit is trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a waste product produced by certain intestinal bacteria as a result of exposure to L-carnitine and a long-term diet high in red meat. Vegetarians and vegans have much lower levels of TMAO and the carnitine-converting class of bacteria. As you…

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