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  2. Aug 1, 2022

Digesting Meat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

As meat is digested in the intestinal tract, gut microbes produce chemicals that increase the risk for heart disease, according to a study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB). Research participants increased their risk for heart disease by 22% for every serving of meat consumed per day.


Wang M, Wang Z, Lee Y, et al. Dietary meat, trimethylamine n-oxide-related metabolites, and incident cardiovascular disease among older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. Published online August 1, 2022. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316533.

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