As meat is digested within the digestive tract, gut microbes produce chemicals that make cardiovascular disease, based on research printed in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB). Research participants elevated their risk for cardiovascular disease by 22% for each serving of meat consumed each day.

References

Wang M, Wang Z, Lee Y, et al. Nutritional meat, trimethylamine n-oxide-related metabolites, and incident coronary disease among seniors: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. Printed online August 1, 2022. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316533.

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