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How eggs and your gut can give you a heart attack

How eggs and your gut can give you a heart attack

(NEWSER– Eggs could be hazardous to your heart health, and not just for cholesterol-related reasons. A group of researchers has discovered that a compound called lecithin interacts with our gut bacteria to produce a chemical called TMAO, which is associated with increased heart disease and stroke risk—and egg yolks happen to be full of lecithin, the New York Times reports, as are many other high-fat and high-cholesterol foods. "Heart disease perhaps involves microbes in our gut," the lead researcher says.

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