Link Between Red Meat And Heart Disease

Dr. Stanley Hazen led a study to find a link between red meat and heart disease. The study consisted of six men and women asked to consume an 8-ounce steak, then later have their blood drawn. In the past, health experts believed the fat from red meat was the cause of higher heart-disease risks. Dr. Hazen’s study may have found a more complicated and specific cause. The study suggests that people who consume large amounts of red meat produce a chemical called TMAO that, when mixed with the body’s bacteria can become dangerous. The chemical composition then travels to the individual’s blood stream and increases the risk for heart disease. Lowering red meat consumption can significantly reduce heart disease risks and complications according to many experts. More here

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