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Can dark chocolate protect against the effects of kidney disease?

Can a few squares of dark chocolate a day help fight complications in cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Given the beneficial effects of cocoa on cardiovascular health, the microbiota and the brain, this may well be the case.   Theobroma cacao is the botanical name for the cacao tree;...

Can artificial intelligence diagnose cardiovascular disease using stool samples?

Is it unrealistic to train machines to “read” stool samples and help diagnosing cardiovascular disease? No, according to a recent study which found this original approach to be almost as effective as existing diagnostic techniques and, more importantly, much less time-consuming.   Cardiov...

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...
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