Does Recent TMAO Research Suggest That the Paleo Diet Causes Heart Disease?

Detractors of the Paleo diet often mention how it may increase a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, which has been correlated with disease states. Proponents of a vegan diet use TMAO as rationale for avoiding animal protein, like Dr. Joel Kahn did recently during a highly publicized debate with Paleo advocate Chris Kresser. In recent weeks, unpublished data from a group of researchers in Australia has received media attention…