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New research provides details on how gut bacteria turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease. The findings may lead to new strategies for safeguarding individuals' cardiovascular health.

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    @mikecarey Thanks for sharing, I had not seen this paper yet. What is so fascinating about this study is that this compound (gamma-butyrobetaine) that can be produced from red meat (which is bad because it promotes atherosclerosis) is entirely dependent on the type of gut bacteria a person has. This study was done in mice, which have totally different gut bacteria than humans, but still very interesting.