Moving Closer to a Cure for Cardiovascular Disease

Research indicating how our gut causes or worsens cardiovascular disease opens the door for new drugs that can halt this killer in its tracks


Thousands of different bacteria, viruses and fungi live in our intestines. Generally, the good ones keep the bad ones in check. But, over the past decade, researchers have discovered changes in the bacterial composition of the gut in individuals with various diseases. As researchers have begun to identify the role gut bacteria play in causing or worsening these diseases, drugs that halt disease development or reverse it are following.

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