Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria – Medical News Today

Scientists have uncovered further evidence of how a diet rich in red meat interacts with gut bacteria to raise the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in red meat may affect heart disease risk by triggering the production of certain metabolites in the gut. They found that people who ate red meat as their main source of protein for 1 month had levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that were two to three times higher than those in people who got their protein primarily from white meat or non-meat sources. Gut bacteria produce TMAO as a byproduct when they feed ...

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