Sure enough he did, but we got a hat trick:
- Chris Kresser: Red Meat and TMAO: Cause for Concern, or Another Red Herring?
- Mark Sisson: Does Red Meat Clog Your Arteries After All?
- Chris Masterjohn: Does Carnitine From Red Meat Contribute to Heart Disease Through Intestinal Bacterial Metabolism to TMAO?
|Oh no, look at the squid!|
The study’s got all sorts of problems, but all you need to know about it is at the three links above.
|Really, look. Leftover squid!|
The bad news, if there’s any, is that I had squid for lunch yesterday...
P.S. Paul Jaminet also posts about this today. He buries the lede in a comment: “Yes, if TMAO were really a major problem then seafood would be really bad. It isn’t.”
He suggests you adhere to his PHD guidelines. Good advice. He does suggest, “Don’t eat excessive amounts of meat. As we noted in the book, excess protein is available to gut bacteria for fermentation and that produces a number of toxic byproducts.” I’m fine with eating lots of meat.
The dangers of meat-eating are more hypothetical than proven, as this latest study demonstrates.