Study links read meat, heart disease

November 4, 2014 9:21 PM

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Study links read meat, heart disease

It's not what steak lovers want to hear. A new study finds yet another link between red meat and heart disease.

Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic studied the effects of red meat on the cardiovascular system. They found a nutrient in the meat called carnitine triggered a chain of reactions generated by microbes in the gut. This set of reactions, they say, added to the development of heart disease.

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