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01 Dec

A recent report of detrimental effects on the liver and mediators of inflammation purportedly caused by HCA are refuted in this recent Letter to the Editor published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. Abstract Garcinia cambogia extract (GC) with its active component consisting of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is widely utilized for weight loss. Various HCA

21 Aug

Is L-Carnitine the Link between Red Meat and Heart Disease?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 | Posted By: Dr. Clouatre
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A recent article in Nature Medicine (2013) suggests that the nutrient L-carnitine, found in red meat and nutritional supplements, promotes atherosclerosis as a result of enteric bacteria in the gut forming a toxin called trimethylamine (TMA), which is further metabolized to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). Two other articles by many of the same authors similarly argue that