So fast-forward to two years ago. Stanley Hazen and his team published a paper about the human microbiome saying a compound called TMAO is linked to heart disease.
When mice were fed a diet with more of that substance, their future risk for atherosclerosis went up.
It turns out the stuff is normally created when gut bacteria break down some foods.
So then in the new study, Stanley makes this mental leap. Red Meat is something people eat, passes through the gut, and is associated with heart disease. Maybe there’s something in there that gets turned into that TMAO from 2 years ago?…
James H O’Keefe and Carl Lavie of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and the U. Mo. -Kansas City MedSchool have just pronounced the words every poor suffering bastard running his Nikes to the midsole has been waiting to hear since the 70′s taught them Afros on white men were awesome:
“Chronic extreme exercise appears to cause excessive ‘wear-and-tear’ on the heart, inducing adverse structural and electrical remodelling, which offsets some of the CV benefits and longevity improvements conferred by moderate physical activity”