Flawed study links meat to heart risk
If you ever had even the slightest doubt that the mainstream media was pushing a radical anti-meat agenda, just take a look at how news outlets covered two recent studies.
Actually, a more accurate way to put it is to take a look at how they covered one study -- and ignored the other.
Study #1 claims L-carnitine, an amino acid found in red meat, can cause heart disease. Study #2 finds that same compound can help protect the heart -- especially in heart attack patients.
Do I even need to tell you which one was covered and which was ignored?
Study #1 made headlines around the world, from the New York Times ("Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat's Fat") to London's Daily Mail ("Red meat nutrient used in weight-loss and muscle-building supplements could cause heart disease").
Study #2, on the other hand, came from the prestigious Mayo Clinic -- yet it was virtually ignored by the mainstream media.
So allow me to do their job for them -- again -- and give you the REAL scoop on this "tale of two studies."
Study #1 didn't find a direct link between meat and heart problems. Not even close. In fact, it had more steps between meat and heart disease than a Rube Goldberg contraption.
Experiments on mice found that gut bacteria convert L-carnitine into a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide, which has been linked to hardened arteries (at least in mice).
Then, they gave steak to just six humans -- including a vegan -- and found that meat eaters got a boost in trimethylamine N-oxide after eating. The vegan didn't.
Is your head spinning yet? The study proves exactly nothing -- especially when you consider that it didn't involve a single case of actual heart disease in humans.
(Of course this is just more of the same mainstream misinformation we've come to expect. Remember last year when they tried to tell you that 3 ounces of red meat a day could put you into an early grave? If you missed that story you can read the whole ridiculous tale by clicking here.)
Study #2, on the other hand, is a look at data from 13 HUMAN controlled clinical trials.
This is REAL data and it confirms that very same carnitine actually reduces the risk of death in heart patients. And if that's not enough, this healthy amino acid can also slash the risk of heart failure, repeat heart attacks, ventricular arrhythmias, angina, and more in heart patients.
In other words, keep eating your steak. It's good for you -- just be sure to eat the RIGHT stuff.
For more on that, keep reading.