Carnitine in Red Meat Can Contribute to Heart Disease

Researchers have recently found out that a chemical called carnitine in red meat can cause heart disease. According to their study, the bacteria inside our body converts this chemical into a compound that hardens the arteries. Subsequently, this can increase the risk of heart attacks.

“The notion that there’s something more to red meat than just saturated fats has been banging around for a long while,” said Stuart Seides,s chief of the MedStar Heart Institute in Washington.  “This is the first scientific link that may explain at least part of that association.”

Experts also added that although carnitine is a heart disease culprit, it is too soon to recommend people to stop eating foods that contain this chemical also found in smaller quantities in foods like wheat, vegetables, poultry and fish,

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