According to the specialist, we are talking about the so-called TMAO – trimethylamine N-oxide. As a result of a large-scale study, scientists have come to the conclusion that the bacteria that process red meat, Emergencia timonensis, play an important role in its formation. At the same time, they are practically absent in the intestines of vegetarians.
As part of the study, experts even transplanted these bacteria into the intestines of mice on a plant-based diet. As a result, the concentration of TMAO increased almost immediately. And this, in turn, increased the risk of blood clots and cholesterol plaques.