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New study links L-carnitine in red meat to heart disease

Posted April 17, 2013, 1:53 pm Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch Is red meat bad for your heart? A new study suggests it is, but not for the reasons you might expect. There’s long been a perception—not necessarily backed by strong evidence—that eating steak, hamburger, lamb, and other red meat ups the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat and cholesterol they deliver have been cited as key culprits.…

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