Closed captioning of: Red meat linked to heart disease
as we mentioned earlier there is new research out tonight. it's shedding light on how a diet of
. it is a study of 2600 people that pinpointed a compound that could be the culprit here apart from the
doctors have long worried about and warned us about. the story from our chief medical editor, dr.
68-year-old wink baldwin has always been conscientious about food. eating meat only a few times a week.
the doctor says, you know, one of these days we have to think about lowering your cholesterol. it's borderline high.
after his brother had three mini strokes he became seriously concerned about the amount of
he was consuming. according to a new study his concern may beer warranted. in a report from the
researchers believe they have found a new link between the consumption of
. that's something called carnitine.
a diet with chronic exposure
changes your metabolism and makes you more likely to generate or to have a metabolism that contributes to
most scientists believe
increases the risk for
. scientists long suspected that cholesterol and
are not the only contributors. researchers found carnitine become as powerful chemical in the gut. that chemical, tmao, is responsible for increasing the risk of
we don't need to eat carnitine. our bodies make it naturally from protein.
carnitine is found in
supplements. now scientists say they need to study the other products especially in
american meat institute
, the industry's largest
says attempts to link
to a single compound oversimplifies this complex disease. for wink baldwin, he's not taking any chances. he's now a vegan.
i feel great. since i went on the
i have lost 15 pounds.
thinner, healthier and more thoughtful about his heart and the food he eats. dr.
, nbc news, new york.