Subclinical atherosclerosis is linked to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth via vitamin K2-dependent mechanisms

@inproceedings{Ponziani2017SubclinicalAI,
  title={Subclinical atherosclerosis is linked to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth via vitamin K2-dependent mechanisms},
  author={Francesca Romana Ponziani and Maurizio Pompili and Enrico Di Stasio and Maria Assunta Zocco and Antonio Gasbarrini and Roberto Flore},
  booktitle={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2017}
}
AIM To assess the rate of matrix Gla-protein carboxylation in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and to decipher its association with subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS Patients with suspected SIBO who presented with a low risk for cardiovascular disease and showed no evidence of atherosclerotic plaques were included in the study. A glucose breath test was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis of SIBO and vascular assessment was carried out by ultrasound… CONTINUE READING
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