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Red meat compound linked to worse outcomes in heart failure patients

A new study finds that worse outcomes in patients with acute heart failure are linked to higher levels of TMAO – the major source of which is thought to be L-carnitine, a compound that is metabolized by gut bacteria during the digestion of red meat. Previous studies have linked TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) with higher risk of death in chronic heart …

Societally-engaged adults see their lives as redemption stories

Middle-aged Americans who show high levels of societal involvement and mental health are especially likely to construe their lives as stories of personal redemption, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Previous research has shown that adults who are inclined toward generativity — the concern for and commitment to promoting the …