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.

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