Jul 17, 2023

Gut bacteria linked to fatty deposits in heart arteries

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Sweden: A recent study published in the journal Circulation has revealed a link between the levels of certain bacteria living in the gut and coronary atherosclerotic plaques. The Swedish study was led by researchers at Uppsala and Lund University.

Atherosclerotic plaques are formed by the build-up of fatty and cholesterol deposits and constitute a major cause of heart attacks.

The new study was based on analyses of gut bacteria and cardiac imaging among 8,973 participants aged 50 to 65 from Uppsala and Malmö without previously known heart disease. They were all participants in the Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS).

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