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Why vegetarians have less heart disease l Doctor's Rx


Last updated 9/6/2019 at 1:17pm

We know that those with diets higher in plant foods (and lower in animal foods) have a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke (as well as less diabetes and even cancer).

The favorite culprit is the high fat and cholesterol content of animal meats. A second is high-temperature cooking (pan-frying, grilling), producing cancer causing and other harmful intermediary compounds. 

Although both may be contributing factors, more and more evidence is pointing to two proteins found in all red meat - carnitine and the cell sugar-protein molecule Neu5Ac - as the root cause of severe blood vessel...

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