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Could neutralizing some gut microbes prevent heart disease?

Could neutralizing some gut microbes prevent heart disease?

Here's a finding that gives new meaning (and a gender-neutral twist) to the adage "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach": New research suggests that neutralizing the breakdown of certain microorganisms that colonize the human gut may prevent heart disease.

Followers of the burgeoning science of the gut microbiome know that the population of bacteria, protozoa and viruses that inhabit the gut influences our health well beyond the gastrointestinal tract. Studies suggest that immune function, mood and cognition, and metabolism all can be affected by changes to our gut microbiota.

The latest research builds on a finding of...

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