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Diversity of the intestinal microbiota and arterial stiffness in women

Involvement of the intestinal microbiota in arterial stiffness, one of the most recently identified cardiovascular risk factors, has been analyzed in an exclusively female population by a British team.   Systemic inflammation, insulin sensitivity and hyperglycemia–strongly linked to the c...
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The oral microbiota as a biomarker for metabolic syndrome

The definition of metabolic syndrome does not always meet with general agreement, but its association with low-grade inflammation, its cardiovascular consequences and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus are real. Korean researchers have tried to determine whether the oral microbiota might contain b...
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Plasma bacterial metabolites as biomarkers for atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular diseases, which are a major cause of death, are most often caused by atherosclerosis. To deal with this issue, an American study on the microbiota provides additional data to better understand this disease. Objective: to better identify its underlying mechanisms in order to improve fo...
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Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is characterized by the formation of atheromatous plaques which clog arteries. Microbiota plays a role in this disease, particularly in plaque formation and rupture.
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