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Gut Flora and Heart Health – A New Novel Pathway? (Video)

Researchers have found that a biochemical mechanism is at work between gut microbes and cholesterol that can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. They are looking more closely at a meat based diet vs. a plant based diet. Building on years of previous work, Dr. Hazen Stanley Hazen, Cleveland Clinic, and a research team are tracking the substance TMAO produced by the liver that is found to have an impact on negative cardiac outcomes.

The Dark Side of HDL

Dr. Stanley Hazen’s long-term studies of HDL are profoundly altering our view of HDL and its role in heart disease — and may soon yield a diagnostic assay for cardiac risk based on the new insights.