Differential effect of short-term popular diets on TMAO and other cardio-metabolic risk markers.


Department of Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 S Greene St, N3E09, Baltimore, MD, MD 21201, USA; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 S Paca St, Suite 7-124, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Dietary nutrient intake and its metabolism by the gut microbiome have recently been implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. In particular, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite of the gut microbiota, has been shown to be a predictor of incident CVD events. Elevated levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have also been associated with an increased propensity for insulin resistance.


Cardiovascular risk,Diets,Metabolites,TMAO,

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