Features May 2016 Issue

Research Demonstrates the Link Between Your Gut and Heart

For obese individuals, bariatric surgery may help reduce symptoms of diabetes.

Research Demonstrates the Link Between Your Gut and Heart

Two Cleveland Clinic studies investigate the role of gut bacteria and how bariatric surgery may raise the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Itís easy to think of your digestive system and your cardiovascular system as two distinct parts of your body with little influence on each other. But of course, what you eat can impact your weight, your blood pressure (especially if your diet is salty) and your cholesterol. Healthy circulation is vital for the functioning of your stomach, intestines, and all your organs.

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