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Hypertension: when the microbiota rubs salt in the wound

One less pinch of salt could be enough to change the gut microbiota of hypertensive women. Their bacteria could increase the production of beneficial fatty acids, which, once in their bloodstream, could decrease their blood pressure and their arterial stiffness.   People with hypertension...

Red meat and cardiovascular diseases: the role of the gut microbiota

Why do red meat lovers have a higher cardiovascular risk? Probably because of their increased blood TMAO levels, a molecule produced by gut microbiota bacteria, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.   The gut microbiota has already been shown in animal models to be...

How can you protect your intestinal microbiota? Avoid excess salt

Consuming excessive amounts of salt favors the development of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Our gut and its microbiota--in direct contact with salt from food—may be the new key players in these diseases.   For the first time, German researchers have studied the effects ...
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