Role of gut microbiota in atherosclerosis

@article{Jonsson2017RoleOG,
  title={Role of gut microbiota in atherosclerosis},
  author={Annika Jonsson and Fredrik B{\"a}ckhed},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={14},
  pages={79-87}
}
Infections have been linked to the development of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Findings from the past decade have identified microbial ecosystems residing in different habitats of the human body that contribute to metabolic and cardiovascular-related disorders. In this Review, we describe three pathways by which microbiota might affect atherogenesis. First, local or distant infections might cause a harmful inflammatory response that aggravates plaque development or triggers… CONTINUE READING

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