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Compound In Red Meat, Energy Drinks, Raises Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria



Researchers in the US have discovered a surprising new connection between red meat and heart risk that involves bacteria living in the gut. Gut bacteria digest L-carnitine, a compound abundant in red meat and added to popular energy drinks, to produce trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite already suspected of helping to clog up arteries…

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