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fter l-carnitine breaks down into a gas, the gas is converted to TMAO in the liver and this is sent round the bloodstream. In vegans and vegetarians, however, less TMAO was produced after ingesting the supplements, suggesting there's something significantly different going on in the gut compared to red meat eaters'. Faecal samples revealed that difference -- meat eaters have more of the bacteria that transforms l-carnitine into TMAO.
Drop that hamburger, put down the can of Monster Energy and back away from the body building pills.
A nutrient found in red meat and added to energy drinks and supplements may crank up people’s risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Bacteria in the gut digest the nutrient, L-carnitine, and help turn it into an artery-hardening chemical — particularly in meat eaters, researchers report April 7 in Nature Medicine.
The intestinal microbes of vegetarians and vegans didn’t make much of the chemical, even when researchers fed them an 8-ounce sirloin steak.
“I always thought that what I ate mattered, but I never realized that my gut bacteria might matter more,” says biochemist Harry Ischiropoulos of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, who was not involved with the study.
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I see this thread is sitting dead in the water. And the thing about that is that this thread and the information it contains could save lives. Literally one of those threads that can save lives.
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2 drops of iodine in a glass of water daily will get rid of that in a week.
It liquefies plaque on contact.edit on 2-12-2013 by Hillbilly123069 because: (no reason given)