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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Red meat as a treatment for heart failure, angina and weight loss

This paper was published in Current Drug Metabolism Volume 12, Number 7, September 2011 , pp. 667-678(12)

Study title and authors:
L-Carnitine - Metabolic Functions and Meaning in Humans Life.
Pękala J, Patkowska-Sokoła B, Bodkowski R, Jamroz D, Nowakowski P, Lochyński S, Librowski T.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Technology, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland.

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In this review Pekala notes:
(a) L-carnitine is used for energy production by the human body.
(b) L-carnitine has been proposed as a treatment for many conditions, i.e. heart failure, angina and weight loss.
(c) Red meats, such as beef and lamb, are the best choices for adding carnitine into the diet. However good carnitine sources also include fish, poultry and milk.