Human gut bacteria may convert red meat to plaque, study finds

04/8/2013 | Nature (free content)

Bacteria in the human gut may convert nutrients in red meat into artery-clogging plaque, which can increase the risk of heart disease, according to a study published in Nature Medicine. Researchers found that the combination of L-carnitine, a nutrient found in red meat and dairy, and a common bacteria in the human gut speeds up the production of the plaque that ultimately clogs arteries.

View Full Article in:

Nature (free content)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
San Francisco Unified is Accepting Applications for 2015-16!
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Emerson Academy of Dayton
National Heritage Academies
Dayton, OH
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC