Research: Chemical in red meat may cause clogs in arteries

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Courtney Baechler, MD

[KMSP-TV, April 08, 2013] New research suggests a chemical found in red meat may be the culprit when it comes to clogged arteries.

For decades, doctors have said it's all about fat and cholesterol when it comes to red meat; however, this new study shows a compound called "carnitine" is what thickens the walls of your heart.

Dr. Courtney Baechler, an Allina Health cardiologist at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, talked about the findings on Fox 9 News.

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