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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.