Recent analyses of the composition of South African lamb have yielded more positive findings than those reported previously.
Evidently the fat content is much less than previously reported, and more appropriate according to recommendations set for the
prevention of cardiovascular disease. The protein content and the vitamin constituents are proposed to be conducive to the metabolism of methionine, thereby preventing accumulation of
homocysteine in the circulation with lamb intake. This editorial evaluates the relevance of these results in terms of the possible implications for cardiovascular disease.