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NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | AAAS

(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a different reason -- a food allergen.

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