Gut Flora and Heart Health: A Novel New Pathway?

Adding to previously published work about gut flora, and a potential pathway for detecting enhanced cardiovascular risk, Dr. Hazen, Vice Chair of Translational Research for the Lerner Research Institute and Section Head of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic, published two studies in the spring about the relationship between the work of gut microbes in the intestines and atherosclerosis. One of the studies was related to choline, a byproduct of lecithin, an abundant component of egg yo…

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