Variation in tissue carnitine
concentrations with age and sex in the rat.
The researchers found that increased carnitine
levels in patients predicted increased risks for cardiovascular disease and major cardiac events such as heart attack, stroke and death, but only in subjects with concurrently high TMAO levels.
The published study actually said that one long-term (>5 years) vegan male agreed to eat an 8-ounce sirloin steak and that a small group of vegetarians and vegans was given carnitine
supplements but was not given meat.
Instead, headline news stories were created based on a report released a week earlier that had asserted that carnitine
(found in red meat) may react with certain gut bacteria in certain individuals to promote a compound (TMAO) that could then cause heart disease.
The coffee shot proprietor, knowing of my carnitine
history and overhearing my disgruntled conversation with myself, remarked, "Doc, it was all over the television news last night.
But it is interesting to note that processed meats typically contain less carnitine
than fresh red meat.
Further, the research finds that a diet high in carnitine
promotes the growth of the bacteria that metabolize carnitine
, compounding the problem by producing even more of the artery-clogging TMAO.
Pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress pathways which compromise sperm motility and survival may be altered by L carnitine
is missing from the diet, it has been estimated that a person's metabolic prowess is reduced by as much as half.
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center showed that supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine
improved their glucose tolerance, a health outcome that indicates a lower risk of diabetes.
measurement indicated a severe deficiency, and treatment was initiated.
The initial screen values provided a calculated C3:C2 carnitine
ratio of 0.