The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 11, 2013

A new reason why red meat, and some energy drinks, may be bad for our heart



"It tells a very compelling story," says Daniel Rader, a preventive cardiologist at the University of Pennsylvania. The best way to determine exactly how L-carnitine affects cardiovascular disease, he says, is with a clinical trial that manipulates how much L-carnitine people are taking in. Whether a trial like that is feasible, though, this study "at least would suggest-well, even if you've controlled your LDL [cholesterol]" with medication, "eating red meat might still be bad for you."

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