Red meat and l-carnitine

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Red meat and l-carnitine

Postby lyndacarol » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:59 pm

This news about carnitine, TMAO (produced by gut bacteria that metabolize l-carnitine), and thickening of the arteries is everywhere today. Apparently, it is not the saturated fat which is the villain in red meat. Many diets for MS limit the amount of red meat – could this finding be the real mechanism at work? Taking the supplement may not be a good idea either, according to the researcher Dr. Stanley press Hazen.

"For people taking carnitine supplements, Hazen said he's unaware of a compelling study that shows a dramatic benefit from them. And taking the supplement could be influencing a person's long-term risk of heart disease, he suggested." ... 37372.html

New health worry in red meat:

"Carnitine typically helps the body transport fatty acids into cells to be used as energy."

I also found the following sentence particularly interesting: "Vegans basically lose their ability to digest carnitine,” said Dr. Hazen. ... -red-meat/
My hypothesis: excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) plays a major role in MS, as developed in my initial post: "Insulin – Could This Be the Key?"
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Re: Red meat and l-carnitine

Postby CaveMan » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:00 pm

This has also been posted in another thread, IMO the conclusions drawn have dubious value.
I am just an interested individual trying to crack the autoimmune nut.
Partner has Graves Disease, 5 years, showing good test results, looking forward to potential remission in the near future.
3 friends have MS, 1 just recently diagnosed, severity 7/10.
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