How the Bugs In Your Gut Could Affect Your Blood Vessels

How the Bugs In Your Gut Could Affect Your Blood Vessels

The larger the variety of microbes you have in your gut, the healthier your blood vessels are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people with a more diverse microbiome had lower odds of developing atherosclerosis, which is a hardening of the arteries — a condition that's associated with heart attacks and strokes. The study, published May 10 in the European Heart Journal, is the first to point to a direct connection between the gut microbiome and cardiovascular health. The gut microbiome — an enormous collection of bacteria, yeast, viruses and other types of microorganisms living in people's digestive tract...

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