A study in the United States has made the link between carnitine -. A chemical found in red meat and heart disease
Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the research was conducted at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and examined how red meat as meat, minced meat and bacon are broken down in the stomach.
They found that carnitine in the gut a chain of events that can increase cholesterol and the risk of heart problems starts. This is because that decomposes into gas becomes a chemical called TMAO in the liver.
OTMA is linked to fatty deposits build up in the blood.
Here in the UK, government guidelines say that people should not consume more than 70g of processed or red meat each day -. The equivalent of only two slices of bacon
Dr. Stanley Hazen, lead researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, said: “The metabolism of carnitine suggests a new way to help explain why a diet. in red meat promotes atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) “
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