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Red meat, TMAO, and your heart

Red meat, TMAO, and your heart A substance called trimethylamine N-oxide, which is produced when your body digests red meat, may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems. Experts used to think that red meat raised your risk of heart disease simply because it was high in saturated fat. But today that picture has gotten more complicated thanks to the discovery of a metabolite a substance produced during digestion and metabolism called…

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