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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 ...

Eat walnuts, it’s good for your microbiota!

Considered as “super foods,” walnuts may help us live longer and healthier lives. But how? Probably by changing the composition of the intestinal microbiota.   The consumption of walnuts, which are rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases a...
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